Lent Devotional • Day 15

Wednesday, The Second Week of Lent (Mar. 3)

Narrated by Kate Oshima

“I Am Not Worthy”

The centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.” Matthew 8:8

This Roman army officer understood something most people, even today, fail to grasp. Jesus’ care and blessing were not reserved only for those who “deserved” it. The unworthy centurion simply believed that Jesus’ aid did not have to be earned.

Our Savior’s mission was, and is, to extend God’s healing grace to foreigners, to outcasts, even to undeserving sinners such as you and me. We never need to wonder if we are good enough to be healed of the sickness of sin. Our salvation has nothing to do with our worthiness; it is based only on the wounds of our gracious, loving Savior, who did it all for us unworthy sinners.

REFLECT: How can you show love to those outside of your circle?

PRAY: I am not worthy, Lord, but you are, and I welcome your grace. Amen.

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