Is Jesus having another fish dinner yet?
What do you mean, I’m out of luck? I know Jesus can have fish dinner whenever He wants.
Oh, He healed somebody else? But it was different than before?
I guess I’ll listen. I like miracles.
There was a Roman centurion in Capernaum who was highly thought of by the Jews. He loved the nation of Israel and had built a synagogue for them.
Did he give treats to the dogs?
Yes, I’m listening.
This centurion had a servant whom he valued highly who was sick and about to die. When he heard of Jesus he sent some of the elders of the Jews to Him, asking Him if he would heal the servant. The Jews told Jesus that the man deserved to have Him do this.
Jesus went with the men, but when he was near the house the centurion sent some friends to tell Jesus that he didn’t deserve to have him come under his roof, and that he hadn’t come himself because he didn’t feel worthy to come to Jesus.
Jesus could come to my house then.
As long as he brings fish, that is.
I am listening.
The centurion told Jesus to say the word, and his servant would be healed.
What if Jesus said the word and fish appeared?
Okay, I’ll listen.
Jesus was amazed at this centurion and He turned to the crowd following Him and said, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.”
The men the centurion had sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
Good. Jesus is finished healing. I bet he’s hungry now. I think I’ll go hang around and see if I can get an invite to dinner.