Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

By now it was noon. The whole earth became dark, the darkness lasting three hours—a total blackout. The Temple curtain split right down the middle. Jesus called loudly, "Father, I place my life in your hands!" Then he breathed his last.

When the captain there saw what happened, he honored God: "This man was innocent! A good man, and innocent!" Luke 23:44-47 (The Message Bible)

There are so many lines in the Bible that I just love. Just the simplest few words can say so much. Here, the captain, called the Centurion in other versions of the Bible, looks up at the cross. His heart sinks. He knows that they have all messed up. Big time. Max Lucado says it here better than I ever could.

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