“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.
“… 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.
“… Just say the word…”
Yes! The servant got well. Everyone marveled. And we have a reminder of what really counts.
Eh-em, there’s no act four. Just think about it.