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” (Luke 7:9 NIV).
Amazed! Jesus was amazed at the man’s faith. I’ve never seen such “great faith,” He remarked to the crowd of onlookers. What was it about this man, a Roman army officer and an outsider, that inspired Jesus to marvel at his faith? This centurion happens to be one of my favorite characters in the entire New Testament. As I reflect on Luke’s version of the story, three things stand out: Continue reading