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Jesus -- the Guru #13

B. Healing for your Loved Ones

Sometimes our pain and desperation are greater for someone else’s need than for our own. Will Jesus hear our prayer on their behalf as well?

Read again Matthew 8:5-13

The Faith of the Centurion

5When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.6“Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.”

7Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.”

8The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.9For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

10When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.11I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.12But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

13Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.

In Mt. 8:5ff, a centurion comes to Jesus on behalf of his servant. Jesus said, “I will,” and He did.
What is the healing needed among your loved ones?

Jesus didn’t even have to go to the centurion’s house. He did it without the ill person even knowing it. You know Jesus. You can go to Him on behalf of your loved ones, whether the person knows it or not. Jesus’ healing power can enter your home through you.

Will you go to Him and ask?

What should we pray for today?


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