What does your average day look like? Do you wake up early with a morning routine to look forward to? Or do you get up late and rush to ready yourself for the day that lies ahead? Whatever your day looks like, I can assume that the average person does not enjoy being interrupted. We all have important things to do and sometimes life moves way too fast for us. If you have a job, a family, or both, then you know it can be difficult to have time for yourself. However, the Lord gives us Jesus as an example. This post will go over 10 different times Jesus was interrupted and how He responded to it.
All scriptures come from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.
By A Centurion
“Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.”
– Matthew 8:5-13
Jesus had just entered the town of Capernaum and he was interrupted by a centurion (a Roman army man). Although He was interrupted, He was willing to go to this man’s house to heal his servant. However, the man told Him it wasn’t necessary. He believed that Jesus could just speak it to be done and it will be. He was right and Jesus marveled at his faith. Read more