Scripture: Mark 15.
Mark 15:39 (NLT)
39 When the Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he had died, he exclaimed, “This man truly was the Son of God!”
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
The Roman officer, who was probably at the crucifixion to protect the interest of the Roman government, saw something about Jesus that got his attention and made him remark as he did in verse 39. In fact, I believe that it would be safe to say that this event made a believer out of this officer. So often during our day we see miraculous things, yet we hear folk attributing them to ‘the man upstairs’ or ‘mother nature’ or whatever. Friends, that may be ok for a non-believer to say, but not for a believer. In fact, in that circumstance God has just opened the door for you to praise Him. Imagine having a non-believer friend in the car with you, and while driving down a country road you see a few deer frolicking through the pasture. There are many things that you could say, some positive and others negative, but why not use that as an opportunity to comment on the beauty of all that God has made for us to enjoy, followed by something like “Isn’t God good”? This could open up the door for additional moments of truth where you might share other areas of your life where God shows His beauty. For someone reading this who may not know my God, please stop and smell the roses. The beauty around us is a blessing from God. It didn’t just appear. Look for the beauty in things today, and give credit (or praise) where it belongs, to the maker of this universe and all that is in it. He truly is the Son of God, and He truly loves you and I. Let’s give Him praise today for being such an awesome God!
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Lord Jesus, You truly are the Son of God, my Redeemer, my Savior, my Deliverer, my Friend and my everlasting Father. Thank You for all that You provide for me each day to make it through this life, and for all that You provide for my enjoyment and praise. May I never fail to praise You in all things, is my humble prayer today, while saying thank You for welcoming me into Your family and kingdom!
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