Surely the Son of God

from a devotional by Max Lucado

The ground had been shaken, gently at first and then violently. No one could explain it.… No one even tried. One minute the sun, the next the darkness. One minute the heat, the next a chilly breeze. Even the priests were silenced.

The centurion stood and looked around at the rocks that had fallen and the sky that had blackened. He turned and stared at the soldiers as they stared at Jesus with frozen faces. He turned and watched as the eyes of Jesus lifted and looked toward home. He listened as the parched lips parted and the swollen tongue spoke for the last time.

Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.”

The centurion’s convictions began to flow together like rivers. “This was no carpenter,” he spoke under his breath. “This was no peasant. This was no normal man.”

Had the centurion not said it, the soldiers would have. Had the centurion not said it, the rocks would have—as would have the angels, the stars, even the demons. But he did say it. It fell to a nameless foreigner to state what they all knew…

Surely this man was the Son of God.”

depiction of the Passion, by Jeff Warrenpainting by Dr. Jeff Warren

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Posted on 22 April 2011, in Stories I Tell and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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