This Man Was The Son of God! Mark 15:9
What is it like to come face to face with truth that defies past beliefs and cynical skepticism? What possibly compels one to the truth that previously you could not see or believe? Consider that you are a Roman soldier, a Centurion. Through your physical skill and determination you have excelled in training. With good fortune and a ruthless will you have survived battles and moved up in rank and prestige. You have been selected by Pontius Pilate to be his leading Centurion and now with only a few hours of sleep you find yourself at the foot of a cross looking up at a man called Jesus in the final moments of His life. You hear from Him the words, “It is finished.” As Jesus dies, darkness surrounds you, the earth moves under your feet, and you hear your own words, “Truly this was the Son of God.”
Question of the week: What happened in Jerusalem at the moment that Christ died?
Answer: Matthew writes in Chapter 27:50-53, “ And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.”