The Son is going to come up - tomorrow - bet your bottom dollar on Tomorrow.
3 Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.
We are Children of God. Mary had something to say about the Son.
4 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.
If you have two coats, give one to the one in need. Well, that is Bible and Scriptural warmth. The Love of God draws us to Him. Telling us that old sticky note is true - I believe in the Love God has for me - even on cloudy days.
Let me tell you. I love John's Gospel in the First Chapter. Give me the Light of God that shines in all men. Even the Alzheimer Patient her children are too sad to visit, and she asks her husband, "Who do you remember me to be?" And her husband smiles, "You are the one who Loves me." God says in Isaiah 49:15 He is going to remember us way past and beyond what even our mother remembers us.
And we continue in the warmth of God's days are millions of years. So Today - God says blessed are the eyes that see, more blessed are the eyes that did not have the blessing the prophets and kings asked God to see and yet - Believe.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
So, this is our passage today and for us who believe - Luke 7 - is the question God remembers us - how did we loose the name of the Centurion in this passage of amazing Love. Love for Jesus that Centurion presented and the Jews have for a Gentile and a soldier to boot.
After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant.
4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
The Pillar reads the Son of Alphaeus, the son of Zebedee, the son of John. Of Course.
Jesus took up Capernaum as His adult Hometown. What happened to the name of the Centurion who built the Synagogue where we find a Pillar with the name Zebedee - as in Mark 10:35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee. The Synagogue is newer than the Centurion built. But the ability to say - related - is spot on accurate.
The answer is clear. Peter's house went on to become a House Church. Told by the Graffiti on the walls. This "HISTORY" did not pause. Here are the photos from the 1960's of Peter's Beautiful House where his mother-in-law was healed and served Jesus dinner:
What happened to the humble Centurion's name?
“With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
9 The voice of the Lord cries to the city—
and it is sound wisdom to fear your name:
“Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it!
Indeed two millenniums have covered over the name of the Centurion who Pleased Jesus with his Faith. God has wrought this. Do we have a doubt that God has his name upon His Hand? We Believe.
I'd venture a guess from two thousand years ago, the Centurion asked that God remember him and knew what is important. Because walking humbly with God, the narrow path, where we live with God - is the relationship we need.
God is Love.
Father God, bring on the Son for us all and remember especially the ones we love and like and You have given us. In Jesus we have the glory to ask in expectation. Amen. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †