Josh looks at the Crucifixion and asks: "Are you interruptable?" Mark doesn't focus on the agony of crucifixion. Instead, he focuses on how others respond to the crucifixion. Simon of Cyrene was interrupted on his journey to the Passover Feast in Jerusalem, and it transformed his life and the life of his family. The Roman centurion is the first person to recognize Jesus for who He truly was. Nature responds with darkness, earthquakes, and awakened cemeteries. The veil is torn in the temple proclaiming access to the presence of God for all. Be interruptable. See Jesus as clearly as the centurion. Approach the throne of grace boldly. Mark 15:21-41; 1 Corinthians 2:2; Luke 23:45; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 10:17-18; Mark 1:1; Matthew 27:51-54; Romans 16:13; Acts 13:1; Hebrews 4:16.
July 1, 2018