Martin The Centurion



William Barclay in his “Daily Study Bible”     mentions a Roman solider – Here is my version of the story.


The Centurion Martin a solider of rank in     the Roman Army and a Christian in his heart and actions was marching his     troops toward a town one cold winter day when he was met by a beggar asking     for a coin. Martin told him that he had no coin, but looking at his almost     frozen and starved body he pulled him under his coat and then with the     mercy seldom shown a beggar took out his knife and cut his coat in half. He     place the old worn and dirty coat around the beggar and pulled it tight so     that he might stay warm in the cold of the winter night that was coming.     Then Martin took a small loaf of hard bread from his pouch and gave it to     the beggar saying please eat, I will find more for myself in the morning.


That night as his men made camp the     Centurion covered himself with the other half of his dirty, worn, and now     torn coat and fell into the sleep of the righteous.


Martin saw Jesus in glory wearing his old,     dirty, worn, and ripped coat, while clutching in his hand a piece of hard     brown bread. One of the angels seeing his Master dressed so asked, “Master     why are you wearing that old ragged cloak, and why are you eating that hard     piece of brown bread?” Jesus answered the angel saying, “My friend Martin     gave me this coat and this piece of bread so I wanted to wear his coat and     eat his food, for he shared it with me.”


Jesus said in Matthew chapter 25 vs. 40     ‘Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did     it to Me.’


Maybe the story will help us see how     precious the moments are when we give of ourselves to others.






Published in: on June 28, 2013 at 12:05 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Excellent verse.

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