The magnitude of Jesus’ crucifixion was reflected in nature. Darkness covered the land, the earth shook violently, rocks split.
There was no way anyone who witnessed this could have put all these signs down to coincidence. Nature was echoing the utter devastation of the moment.
The centurion and his cronies gasped in terror, finally recognizing that Jesus was the Son of God.
But recognizing that fact and putting one’s faith in Jesus are two entirely different things. In fact, even Satan recognizes that Jesus is the Son of God. What you do with that acknowledgement is what determines your life here and forever.
Nature testifies to the glorious power of God. In Romans 1, Paul writes: For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Let’s not stop at exclaiming, “Surely, he was the Son of God.” Let’s say with delight that surely he is my God.
Bringing It Home
What am I doing with my knowledge of God? Is it changing the way I live?
Gracious God, Sometimes, I get caught up in head knowledge. It doesn’t translate into heart knowledge. I don’t allow your truth to change me. Forgive me for being callous and careless about your Word. Amen
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