Knowing what we know about Jesus, how could it be that he would be amazed by anything a human being would ever do? Seems unlikely, right? Yet that’s exactly what happens in today’s passage, Luke 7:1-10, where Jesus heals a young slave owned by a Roman army officer.
The healing isn’t even the thing that makes the most impact in the narrative. It is the faith of that Roman officer that catches Jesus and causes him to be amazed. The whole thing makes for a solid lesson for anyone wanting to know what his/her faith ought to look like. If we are to be people of faith, let’s be people who amaze God with our faith. Amen?!