Saturday, December 13, 2008


In Luke 23:44-49 we are given an account of Jesus dying on the cross for the sins of the world. Three unusual things happened from the sixth hour to the ninth hour, in modern time language telling, from 12pm to 3pm. First of all, the earth was totally engulfed in complete darkness. Secondly, the sun was darkened and could not shine. Thirdly, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom so that people could see in the most holy place of the sanctuary. These things were unusual. No other person had died in circumstances like these. People never posed to wonder why such events could precede the dying of the Man of the cross.

God gave these evidences so that the throng of people who were mocking, mistreating and scolding Jesus may know that He really is the Son of God. When the hour had come, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit." After uttering this, the King and the Creator of the universe breathed His last.

The crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. They did not believe that Jesus was the Son of God. But the Roman centurion who witnessed what had happened, glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!"

As draw near the second coming of Jesus, many things are happening around and before our very eyes. People hear the rumblings in economic sphere, stocks are tumbling every day, the rise of criminality, the rampage of greed everywhere. Yet, people still are entrenched in their unbelief. God is sending wake-up calls everywhere but no seems to pay heed to what is going on. What other convincing evidences do we need to know that Jesus ' return is imminent? Whether you believe or not HE IS COMING AGAIN! Amen.

Samuel M. Ntawiniga

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