Today we begin chapter seven of Luke. Verses one through ten give the account of a centurion in Capernaum, who who asked that Jesus come and heal his servant. This servant was very dear to the man (v2) and at the point of death. The centurion had sent some of the elders to go to Jesus, asking him to come and heal the servant. The elders spoke highly of the centurion, noting that he loved the nation and built a synagogue. When Jesus came close to the man's house, the centurion sent friends to speak with him.
The centurion felt that he was not worthy enough to have someone such as Jesus to come into his home, but if he would only speak the servant would be well. Having authority over others, he knew that all he had to do was say come and those under him would come, do this and the person would do it.
9.When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people who followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
10. And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
The centurion knew the power of his authority over man. He also understood Jesus' authority over all. He knew that Jesus did not even have to visit his sick servant in order to heal him. He knew Jesus had the ability to heal him.