Friday, April 10, 2009

Jesus Breathed His Last



Mark 15:37-39 - Jesus breathed His last

With a loud cry, Jesus breathed His last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard His cry and saw how He died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"

How could an act of weakness, such as a man dying on a cross, cause this kind of response in an elite Roman soldier?
In the Jewish temple there was a place called the Holy of holies. A heavy curtain covered the entrance; separated unholy man from a holy God. When that curtain was ripped in two, the separation between God and man was gone.
Suddenly the centurion saw what he couldn't see before: Jesus was not an ordinary man, but God's very act of reconciliation. Can you see that? Or do you still see just a man on a cross?Today's commentary by:Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor,
Grace NYC

16 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Oh I know and love my Savior! Blessings to you sweet sister!

Beth in NC said...

I just have to say again, I LOVE YOUR NEW LAYOUTTTTT!!

We sing a song at church and in the chorus we sing, "You tore the veil, You made a way, when You said THAT IT IS DONE! Hallelujah!

Jesus is our High Priest! We can go directly to the Father now. Hallelujah!

Hootin' Anni said...

I just wanted to stop by with my best wishes for a happy, peaceful Easter holiday! Have a great weekend.

Shelby said...

This is very powerful, Denise. I am so grateful and humbled that Christ loved us enough to die for us.

PS Love the new blog look too!

Genejosh said...

nice message...

LauraLee Shaw said...

Powerful. *tears*

Sandi said...

Thank you Jesus for what you did so we may live.

Carol said...

Thanks for your comment at the Cafe. Happy Easter!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wonderful post Denise! I love your new signiture too! Very true!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Happy Easter, Denise.

I love your signature.

You are a warrior. Yes. ANd you are also a princess.

Love you,

Tiffany

Debra said...

Love you oh so much, my sweet sister! May you have a beautiful Easter!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Denise
Just poppin in to say hello!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I love this post, Denise.
Let us rejoice that "It is Done", and that He is alive!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Denise,
What an awesome picture and what an awesome post, thank you for sharing this with us on this Good Friday. Wishing you and your family a most blessed and joyous Happy Resurrection Sunday.
Sue

Samantha said...

Sweet Denise, thank you for sharing this beautiful post. I really like your new layout !

sailorcross said...

Awesome, Denise!!

The point about the veil being torn and Jesus bridging the gap between us and God--what a tremendous reminder to us all of what Christ has done for us.

We need to remember every day--never forget--the pain, suffering and reconciliation with God--all done by Jesus, Our Messiah!!

Beth