There was a Roman centurion in a town called Capernaum who had a servant who was very ill. This centurion cared about his servant so he went to the Jewish leaders to ask them if Jesus could heal his servant.
The Jewish leaders liked this centurion because he had helped them and done good things for the Jews. So they came to Jesus and told Him about the centurion’s servant and about all the good things the centurion had done.
As Jesus was walking to the centurions house, more of the centurions servants came and met Jesus with a message from him. They said to Jesus the centurion says “I am not worthy that you should come to my house, but just say the word and my servant will be healed.”
Jesus was amazed a the centurions faith, that he believed Jesus would just be able to speak and the servant would be healed. Immediately the servant was healed.
Jesus has authority over everything on earth, all sickness, need and other powers.
Jesus hears our prayers and answers them from Heaven – our biggest need is to be forgiven from our sins, by having faith that Jesus’ death and rising from the dead can make us right with God.