The faith of a centurion is highlighted in this chapter (verses 5-13), and it should be. But his humility before Christ and the kindness of this centurion should also be noted. Centurions were officers in the ancient Roman army who commanded around 100 men. Centurions were pretty powerful figures, and this centurion wasn’t afraid to admit it. He told Jesus, “I am a man with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” Out of all the things this centurion could have been concerned with, he was out seeking Jesus to heal not himself and not even one of his soldiers, but his servant.
Once we have sought Jesus for ourselves, let us seek Him for others.
Favorite verse: (17) This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”