Act One:
“This man deserves your help!”
The learned fellows felt the captain was entitled to a miracle because he was a nice guy. “He ought to have it…” they said. A trade by barter between the mortal and the divine, it seemed.

Act Two:
“… I am certainly not worthy to come to you….”
Yes, he was a friend to the nation and put up a synagogue for them. But He didn’t bring this before the Lord.
He did bring something else, though.
Humility. Understanding. Faith.
And this is what God responded to.

Act Three:
“… Just say the word…”
Yes! The servant got well. Everyone marveled. And we have a reminder of what really counts.

Act Four:
Eh-em, there’s no act four. Just think about it.


Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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