Amazing Faith

Luke 7:1-10

We don’t often see Jesus amazed. He amazes others, but it’s rare to see Jesus amazed. He is here, though. And just as amazing as the fact that Jesus is amazed is what amazes him in the first place: Jesus is amazed by the faith of a Gentile, Roman centurion. Of all the people to put their faith in Jesus, a Roman centurion seems like an unlikely candidate. And yet, the centurion in this passage recognizes something about Jesus that others have missed–residing within Jesus is the authority of God himself.