Christians: once we accept Jesus Christ and are born again God’s will for our lives necessarily includes sharing and defending our faith. As a church collectively in America we have been tossed aside because people see no power, truth, or righteousness in us. Of course, we don’t have any of those things in our own strength, but the Holy Spirit living inside of us should be providing evidence of all of the above. People should see Christ in us, but instead they mostly see us blending in. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the message. Surrender everything to God and watch what He will do. The Lord is faithful and true!
Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last.
So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”
And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.