Bible Verse for Today
“When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, ‘Truly this was the Son of God!’”Matthew 27:54
Devotion for Today
Awestruck at the Feet of Jesus
Jesus called out in a loud voice and then breathed His last (Mark 15:36). The very ground shook and rocks split (Matthew 27:51). One of the centurions who was standing at the feet of Jesus saw what happened and he knew Jesus was the Son of God (Mark 15:39). And He was completely awestruck.
But do you know who wasn’t?
The other centurions.
The Jews who put Jesus to death in the first place.
The Pharisees and Sadducees.
It’s hard to believe that we could literally see the power of God on display and still miss it, but they did. And I wonder how often we miss it, too.
We can be at the feet of Jesus and still miss it when He moves. Especially when we come to Him with our own agendas. That’s what happened to the Pharisees; Jesus didn’t fit their idea of a Messiah. He was right in front of them, and they missed Him.
The veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51) and the dead started walking around (v. 52). This wasn’t something Jesus did on the down-low. The whole earth trembled, and they missed it.
I think too often, Jesus lives inside of us, but we still miss Him today. The Holy Spirit gets crowded out by a to-do list. Reading the Bible is just one more thing in our already busy schedule, best just to buckle down and get it done.
We miss seeing Jesus move in the carpool or checkout lane because we’re on a time crunch. We miss Jesus when we get frustrated with others instead of living with grace. And I wonder, how often would we stand in awe of Jesus if we weren’t too busy to notice Him? If we weren’t so caught up in our daily lives, that we fail to see Him in the background.
Because He is there. Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. He is ever-present and always there. So today, I encourage you to slow down and look for Jesus to move.I wonder, how often would we stand in awe of Jesus if we weren’t too busy to notice Him? Click To Tweet
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