Luke 23:44-49 "By now it was noon. The whole earth became dark, the darkness lasting three hours—a total blackout. The Temple curtain split right down the middle. Jesus called loudly, “Father, I place my life in your hands!” Then he breathed his last. When the captain there saw what happened, he honoured God: “This man was innocent! A good man, and innocent!” All who had come around as spectators to watch the show, when they saw what actually happened, were overcome with grief and headed home. Those who knew Jesus well, along with the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a respectful distance and kept vigil." MSG
Reflection. We have been working our way through Luke bit by bit. We have come to the heart of the story. The story leads to the death of an innocent man. People had come as spectators and went away moved and involved in the story. There were witnesses to the death of Jesus. Seeing Jesus die changed them. At its heart, this is what the Cross of Jesus does.
When we 'see' the Cross for ourselves, we face the moment of choice, of salvation.
Will we walk away overcome with grief?
Will we rejoice that God has met us in Christ Jesus?
Will we know that we are saved to the uttermost.
Jesus's story didn't end that Friday afternoon...wait!
Thanksgiving. Thank you, Jesus. Amen