Scripture Lesson: Matthew 27:54
On this date in 1989 as the Giants and A’s are getting ready for Game 3 of the World Series , the Bay Area is hit by a massive earthquake. The game is quickly postponed by Commissioner Fay Vincent, and he wisely orders the evacuation of Candlestick Park.
Our Scripture verse today is the reaction of the Roman soldiers who were at Calvary guarding the prisoners on the crosses there. When Jesus died it was about 3pm. The sky was dark, storm clouds came, an earthquake shook the area, and the veil in the Temple separating the Holy of Holies ripped right down the middle. They exclaimed,” Surely He was the Son of God.” Hopefully we do not need a major earthquake to not only proclaim Jesus as the Son of God, but to live for Him each day. The darkest day for humanity was the day Jesus died, but yet it brough the brightest of lights just three days later when Jesus rose from the dead on that first Easter morning!
1. Has God ever “shaken you” to the core to get your attention?
2. Why is it important to proclaim Jesus as God’s Son?
3. How can we live our lives to show that Jesus is not only God’s Son but our Savior?
May this day and every day, both on and off the field, the world be able to see Jesus is God’s Son by the way we live our lives!