He is worthy ...
“Thank you for your service!” That’s such an appropriate phrase anytime, but especially today. Men and women who served in a branch of the military should be gratefully acknowledged.
No one said these words to the centurion. This professional soldier was a generous giver as well as one who loved the Jewish people. He also cherished deeply his dying servant — that’s what prompted his request of Jesus. Before Jesus arrived at the centurion’s home, this beloved servant was healed. This unnamed centurion could also have said, “Jesus, thank you for your service to me and my servant.”
Think how Jesus has served you: he forgave you, he showed you how to live and love, he loved you to death, he presents you with life, for now and forever. Yes, you can say, “Thank you for your service” to the Lord Jesus, as well as to every veteran!
Neal A. Orabka
North Las Vegas, NV
Dear Jesus, we give thanks to all who serve others! Amen.
Reflect: What are the services Jesus has done for you?
Read: Luke 7:1-10 and Deuteronomy 10:12-13