Powered by 4 - March 21, 2012

 

Miracle in Capernaum

today's reading.
Matthew 8:5-13    When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly...

the blog.
One of the places we visited in Israel this week was Capernaum. Now the city as it stands today is just excavated ruins, but in Jesus' day this was an important seaside city. The city was also important to Jesus and became his "home away from home" after the crowds rejected him in his hometown of Nazareth.

In Matthew 8:5-13 Jesus encounters a Roman centurion who seeks Jesus out to ask him to heal one of his servants. Jesus is amazed by this Gentile's (non-Jew's) faith and heals the servant from afar speaking these simple words "Go; let it be done for you as you have believed" (vs. 13).

What did the account of the Roman centurion reveal to you about faith generally, and your own faith? What did this passage show you about Jesus? Tami W. 

P.S. Head over to my blog to see a few pictures of Capernaum.

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