Death was their job. The Roman soldiers who crucified Christ were hardened veterans who had crucified so many people, it had become a joke. They laughed at the sign over Jesus’ writhing body on the cross naming him king of the Jews. What irony, a king on a cross. They may not have understood his language when he asked God to forgive them, yet all that happened during that awful dark day made the centurion and others realize Jesus was special. Though they were pagan and worshiped many gods, they knew the events surrounding this man’s death were different from all the other crucifixions they had ever witnessed. Little did they realize through this one man’s death, death itself was conquered, and life eternal was made available to each of them and to all the rest of humanity.
Published by Sheila Graham
Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham