It’s Easter Weekend, yesterday was Good Friday, tomorrow is Easter Sunday.
One commemorates and proclaims the death of Jesus, one celebrates the resurrection.
Today we are in-between.
The deep breath before the plunge.
What do we do today? Do we dwell on the death, do we rejoice in the resurrection? Both.
We dwell, we rejoice. We take a deep breath. We face Him.
At the end of Mark’s account of the death of Jesus we read this,
And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said,
“Truly this man was the Son of God!”
The centurion gives us a model of what to do today, the in-between.
Simply, we face Jesus. Look, observe, ponder, pray, thank, worship, face Him.
As the centurion faced Him and came to the inescapable conclusion that this man was the Son of God, so we will too when we spend time facing Him.
Facing Jesus leaves no other conclusion.
We see His manner, His character, His devotion, His control, His obedience, His sacrifice, His love, His death, His resurrection, and we see God.
We need to face Him to see who He truly is…not walk past and deride Him, face Him and watch, look, observe.
We see how He took upon Himself the sins of the world, see how He became sin even though He knew no sin that we who believe in Him might become the righteousness of God, righteous and right in the eyes of God through faith in Jesus.
So yesterday was Good Friday, tomorrow is Easter Sunday, what do we do today? Face Him, because facing Jesus leaves no other conclusion.