Daily Devotion For Saturday March 11, 2017

Luke 7:1-10

March 11, 2017
Luke 7:1-10
When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. There a centurion’s servant, whom his mater 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. When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and had built our synagogue.” 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 worth to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
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.” Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
Centurion. Roman army. Not a friend of the Jews. An enemy.
But this centurion. Built a Jewish synagogue. Cared for his servant. Had great faith in Jesus �" king of the Jews. Was not an enemy at all.
Dear Lord, In our current world of divisiveness, help me see my enemy through faith eyes, not worldly eyes. Help me see that my enemy also has faith in my God. That my God loves my enemy. That we are not enemies at all, but brothers and sisters in faith. And that we are both children of our God.
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