Posted by: everynation | April 9, 2008

But just say the Word…

by Ferdie Cabiling

Most of the time, God sends healing through His normal providential care. Just as seasons come and go; rain falls; the rotation of the earth continues – the work of the divine providence is evidently sustaining all these. And that includes our healing through taking proper medicine, exercise, rest and nourishment.

There are moments though, that out of His divine sovereignty, He decides to bring His unusual miraculous intervention – called Signs and Wonders. MIRACLES.

Here’s one of my favorite healing encounters of Jesus – the miraculous healing of the centurion’s servant.

And let the Scriptures speak for itself. Of all the great virtues in his life and barriers surrounding the story…I ask you to make your own reasonable observations:

GREAT LOVE (despite of the racial and economic barriers)
Luke 7:2-3, 4
“There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant…he loves our nation…”

GREAT HUMILITY (in spite of the social status barrier)
Luke 7:6-7a
“So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof… that is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you…”

GREAT FAITH (even with the distance barrier)
Luke 7:7b,9
“’But say the word, and my servant will be healed’. When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”

My observation tells me that…

“The Authority of God’s Word Surpasses All Barriers.”

So, I want to encourage our readers… that miracles can still be expected today.

Ferdie Cabiling is a neophyte runner. He is the author of “and on this rock…” and the Senior Pastor of Victory – Ortigas.

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