The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant and Jesus’ Authority

A line drawing of a Roman Centurion. The upper portion of his armor, with his distinctive helmet, can be seen. He is staring at the camera.

One of the most well known aspects of Jesus' ministry was His miraculous healing ability. The gospel accounts are filled with stories of Him healing lepers, the diseased, and more. These miracles are used for a variety of reasons. Interestingly enough, there is at least one instance where a healing is related to the topic of authority.

God Speaking Creation Into Existence Is an Awesome Demonstration of His Authority

A photo of the earth from space. The earth takes up the bottom half of the image. The curve of the planet can be seen and on the edge of it the sun is beginning to be visible.

The Word of God begins with the One who creates. It doesn't start with mountains or trees or the stars. Instead of beginning with the world we see around us its initial focus is on God Himself. This is fitting, for without God there is nothing. Although it may not be immediately apparent, we see God's authority throughout the first chapter of Genesis.