Join us as we read through the Gospel of Luke during this Advent Season...
By Cecilia Gibbs, Assistant Principal Rock Solid Christian Academy
Luke 7: 1-50
As we read through Luke Chapter 7 today, we are blessed by the re-telling of so many events: sick people are healed, the dead are raised, and sins are forgiven.
In my reading, I was particularly drawn to the story of the centurion. Luke describes him as a compassionate, kind and humble person. What makes this amazing to me is that he's a centurion, meaning he was a Gentile. On top of that he's a Roman soldier who is responsible for so much of the oppression Israel is experiencing at the time.
The centurion clearly loves his slave. As I dug a little deeper, I discovered that under Roman law, centurions had complete control over the lives of their slaves. It was not uncommon for a slave to be killed by his master if he was unable to work.
It would have been nothing out of the ordinary for him to put his slave to death, but instead the centurion sends his representatives to Jesus asking for a healing.
Not only did the centurion show great faith in Jesus, but he also showed great humility. "The centurion was a remarkable man. The elders said he was worthy; he said he was not worthy. They praised him for building a house of worship; he felt unworthy that Jesus would come to his house. They said he was deserving; he felt himself undeserving. Strong faith and great humility are entirely compatible." (https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/luke-7/)
May we desire to be faith-full like the centurion. May Christ see humble, kind, and compassionate hearts when He examines us. May we be open to the Holy Spirit, and may we be used by Him today!
"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (Galatians 2:20 NIV)
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Rock Solid Christmas Open House
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6-8pm
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