Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Centurion

The last twelve hours have been the most difficult of my life. Never, as a Roman soldier, have I had such difficulty following so many orders. I had heard this man who stood on trial. He was not a revolutionary. His motivation and message was love -- and peace from God. But, I am a soldier -- a man under authority to Rome. I followed orders -- orders that led me to beat this man unmercifully. Then I was told to crucify him. I wanted to object, but I am a soldier so I nailed him to the cross. Then to assure his death, I pierced his side with my sword. What happened when he died, I could not believe nor will I ever forget. Join us in worship on Good Friday, April 22, at 12 Noon and 7:30 pm.

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