The Centurions' Servant Poem by Royston Nella

The Centurions' Servant

"Just say the word and Your power reveal
for I know that my servant You can heal.
I too am a man understanding authority
and recognise the power in the One I see."

"I say to my servant go, and he obeys
for my orders he carries out always."
"You have the authority for I can tell.
Just speak the word and make him well."

Jesus was amazed at what He saw.
He had not met faith like this in man before.
Just then the men returned to tell
that his servant had been made well

Luke 7: 1-10—When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, 'This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.' So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: 'Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For 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.' 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.' Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
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