Surprising Jesus

Okay, so you can’t really surprise Jesus.

On the other hand, according to Matthew chapter 8, Jesus was once “astonished” by the faith of a gentile. This Roman centurion was concerned about his paralyzed servant and asked that Jesus might heal him. He went so far as to tell Jesus He didn’t even need to come to his house to do it – He only had to say the word and it would be done. The centurion understood how authority works and his confession of True Authority revealed his Faith.

On another occasion, the Bible records that Jesus “wondered” at the unbelief of His own people. So which is it going to be for us? When the circumstances of life scream something contrary to the Truth, let’s cling to Truth anyway and astonish others with our own Faith.