Read: Matthew 8:5-13; Mark 6:1-6
In Matt. 8:5-13, we see a Roman centurion coming to Jesus seeking Jesus’ help. He had a servant who was terribly sick. Even though Romans did not have any faith in the Jewish faith or Jesus, this Roman centurion was different. When Jesus offered to come to his home to heal that servant, the centurion replied that Jesus need only speak a word of healing for the miracle to happen. He took the example of his servants obeying him since he was a man of authority. If at all any servant disobeys him, then retribution would come from Caesar, not him. He was indirectly saying that every spirit should obey Jesus or retribution will come from His Father, to whom Jesus submits. Jesus marvelled at this Gentile’s understanding of how faith works, and He said that He has not found such great faith even in Israel (Matt. 8:10).
There is another place in the Bible where it says that Jesus marvelled. In Mark 6:1-6, we see Jesus coming to His hometown and the people rejecting His deity. They were offended by His wisdom as well as His miracles. Their unbelief in Jesus limited what He could do for them, even though He desired to do good for them. We see that Jesus marvelled because of their unbelief (Mark 6:6).
You can believe like the Roman centurion whose faith in Jesus enabled him to see the miraculous power of God. On the other hand, if you do not take Jesus seriously and believe what He says, that unbelief severely limits His ability to help you. In either case, Jesus will marvel. Is Jesus marvelling at your faith or your unbelief today? Either you believe Him completely or you don’t. Heb. 11:6 rightly says that it is faith that unleashes all of heaven’s resources.