Friday, October 13, 2006

Keep Watching

The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man." When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things. - Luke 23:47-49

When Jesus died, the people watching responded in different ways.

The centurion was impressed with Jesus’ response to death. Because of what he saw, the centurion believed Jesus was an innocent man.

Many people turned and walked away disappointed. Perhaps they had something different in mind for him to do. For them, it was finished.

Those who knew him kept watching even after he died.

How are you responding to Christ? Is he just an innocent man who was wrongly put to death? Are you disappointed in circumstances that didn’t turn out the way you expected? Is your hope in your ideas or in Christ?

Keep watching.

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. - Isaiah 55:9

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