Cornelius, the Centurion Convert

Five to ten years following the resurrection of Jesus, the church was still a struggling sect of the Jewish religion calling themselves The Way. A visionary man named Cornelius, a Centurion of the elite Italian Regiment, had a vision of an angel who told him to find a man by the name of Peter who himself had a vision telling him to go and explain the gospel to those he considered unclean. Peter didn’t go eagerly. He didn’t go with a great sermon or with a strategy for changing the world. He went with a very small amount of faith and God changed the world. Our world is a mess right now and people want leaders to have a plan, but the truth is that what is needed is really just enough faith to do what Jesus says do, and go when Jesus says go. Mountains move when God wants them moved and when we take our little faith and obey.