One of my favorite stories of Scripture is of the Roman captain who came to Jesus on behalf of his sick servant in Matthew 8. I love the reality that Jesus seems willing and even eager to heal this servant simply saying, “I will go and heal him.” I believe Jesus is God, He is Lord, and He is the Healer. This was absolutely true of Jesus a couple of thousand years ago and it is still true today.
For me the story becomes even more intriguing when Jesus, astounded & amazed, declares that He has never found such faith in any other person. This despised Roman soldier astonished Jesus, that’s so incredible to me.
Reflecting on this story makes me ask a ton of questions: questions like does Jesus still heal when we ask Him? does Jesus desire to heal our Katie-bear? do I have the kind of faith to ‘amaze’ Jesus? if not, why not?
I do believe Jesus still heals and that He is more than able to heal Kate! I am not sure where my faith is at the moment (somewhere on the roller coaster between pathetic and persevering, it just depends). However, I am overwhelmed by the faith and outpouring of prayer that Kate has received from people all over this world. I personally am amazed at the faith of all you prayer warriors, and I sort of believe that Jesus Himself is astonished as well.
I say all of this to say thank you one more time. Thanks to all of you who are remaining strong, even when we feel weak; thank you to all of you who are believing the God of the impossible; thank you for trusting that an AMAZING GOD can still do amazing things. More than anything I want to say thank you gracious God for Your abounding faithfulness, thank you Heavenly Father for Your unending love, thank you Lord Jesus for Your beautiful interceding Church!