Thursday, February 07, 2008

Onward Christian Soldiers

When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified. And the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he praised God and said, "Surely this man was a righteous man and the Son of God!" (Composite Statements from Matthew 27:54 Mark 15:39 Luke 23:47 NIV)

Soldiers following orders hung the Savior of the world on a cross and when it was finished, the commander recognized Jesus for who He really was, the Son of God. For 2000 years soldiers have been recognizing Jesus Christ for who He is, the forgiver of their sins, and their true Commander. From privates to generals, soldiers have declared their faith and allegiance to the Son of God. The very sort that executed Him, now receive Him as their Lord and God. We have placed our trust in Him, because in this brutal profession of preserving peace and liberty, He is our only hope. SP187