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“When the Roman officer who stood facing Him
saw how He had died, he exclaimed, ‘Truly, this was the Son of God.’”
– Mark 15:39 –
In the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life …
the Roman soldiers were busy.
In addition to maintaining order in a chaotic Jerusalem, they: mocked, whipped, beat, made thorn-crowns, gambled, pierced, and killed Jesus.
But after all was said and done, one soldier did something seemingly “out of duty.” He stood, he saw, he professed.
This begs one question: am I too busy with my duties to stand still and see Him?
Consider these euphuisms: “Life in the fast lane,” “Time flies,” “Where did the time go?”
When it comes to us
believing and trusting Jesus,
is it because we can’t see Him
or because we’re too busy to look?
It’s eerie how Psalm 46:10 echoed this: “Be still and know that I am God.”
Did this soldier realize the power in standing still? Yes, because the Bible tells us that after he did, he praised the Son of God on the cross.
And this Roman soldier’s moment (and his eternity) wouldn’t have been possible, had he not stood still.
How is God encouraging you today?