Week 3: Day 19: Proclaim Him

Proclaim Him: We Just Can’t Help It

Luke 23:44-47

44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[e] When he had said this, he breathed his last.

47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” 

We just can’t help it.

The very Creator of the universe. The very One who holds all authority. The One who is greater than all things.

This One gave up His heavenly dwelling. This One came to earth in the humble form of a baby. This One walked among the very people who He created and the very people who would turn against Him. He healed, He taught, He transformed perspectives, He brought life. 

And when this man took his final breath on a cross, one of the very soldiers who drove the nails through His hands and feet, hit a pivotal moment. In the words of the centurion himself he declared, “Surely this was a righteous man.” And in that moment, he praised God. He couldn’t stay quiet. He couldn’t keep this knowledge within. The centurion couldn’t help but proclaim the truth.

When we hit that life-changing moment in our journey. When we truly understand the depth of the affection that Jesus has for us. When we grasp the gravity of His perfection and grace. When we understand the purpose of His coming to this earth. From that point on, we just can’t help it. 

We can’t help but recognize His goodness. We can’t help but thank him for His mercy. And we can’t help but proclaim the truth of Who He is: Our Lord and Saviour.

How will you proclaim Him today?

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