Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20, Day 80 - Mark 15

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The beating, the crucifixion and the death of Jesus.  I find it so interesting the Roman soldier that said:
When the Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he had died, he exclaimed, “This man truly was the Son of God!”(39)

It's amazing how in watching Jesus die the Roman soldier believed he was the Son of God. There is no record of Jesus speaking to the soldier. We know from other accounts of the story Jesus did speak to His mother and John. But I wonder if it was a case where the Holy Spirit spoke to the Roman soldier's heart and he just knew the truth.  Not sure if I'm making sense or not.  But maybe it can apply to us. In that we are called to share Jesus but it isn't our job to "save" them. It's the Holy Spirit that works in people's hearts.  I may be out in right field with this, but it is something for me to think about and pray about.

What portion of the chapter jumps out at you?



  1. There was something that stood out for this observant Roman soldier that made him realize this was no ordinary crucifixion. He had probably attended many and realized this man was very different from the rest. Holly, I like your interpretation about the Holy Spirit filling this man's heart. I wonder what he did afterwards. Did he become a disciple? How did the realization change him?

  2. Sharon,
    I was thinking the same thing as far as what happened to him after this revelation. Maybe we'll meet him in heaven some day.

  3. Matthew 2
    1,2 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea when Herod was king. After Jesus’ birth wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem. They asked, “Where is the one who was born to be the king of the Jews? We saw his star rising and have come to worship him.”

    Mark 15
    2 Pilate asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
    “Yes, I am,” Jesus answered him.

    26 There was a written notice of the accusation against him. It read, “The king of the Jews.”