Friday, October 2, 2009

A Centurion's Faith

“Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed." Matthew 8:8

He knew death was possible
as his colleague lay sick
gray no breath no recognition
all the signs of life lost.

He knew his place
and understood his own power
trained to lead
he knew how to follow.

The soldier knew Jesus
could heal his companion
a solider of muscle and steel
he ached from the heart.

He knew he had wounds
that would repel God
and yet loved welled up
where there was no power.

Jesus knew the man's faith
solid as rock passionate and true
he would die for his country
and risk it all for his friend.

Jesus knew your need
heard you weeping in the night
knew that your failure
holds you back from asking.

Jesus knew your disease
your sins do not contain you
he looks on a child who aches
to be free.

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