April 02, 2010

The V8 Moment

Good Friday, Holy Friday, Black Friday. It is a a Friday that is filled with much sorrow. A day that we can think upon what Christ suffered for you and me. That is not where are thoughts end, because we know Sunday will be here soon. But I find it beneficial to really spend time in prayer and meditation upon the walk to the cross. It helps me take my sins much more seriously, it helps me see that the power of the Spirit is available for me to overcome my sin in the name of Christ. It is a day I take personally, Christ died for all mankind, men and women, but he also died individually for each of us. When I make a choice to sin, I can literally see myself driving a nail into the hand of my Savior. Thinking of sin that way, keeps me from falling prey to Satan's schemes more often than naught.

I love the following verses. Starting from when Christ gave up his spirit, then all the amazing events that follow right after. I love that the centurion, comes to the awareness that he has just been a part of killing the Son of God. It is a V8 moment. I am grateful for the word of the Lord, I am grateful that we can learn from His life. I am grateful that because Christ gave up His spirit, that the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, helps me today, may I never take for granted the great gift of grace that was imparted on me the day I took Jesus as my King. May I continue to strive to my best to walk in step with the Spirit, and may I never quit seeking the mysteries of the Lord that He chooses to reveal to my inadequate and feeble self. With Christ All Things Are Possible.

Matthew 27:50....
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"

55Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. 56Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.