Luke 23:44-49

The idea of these little devotionals is simple. I want to approach scripture with the understanding that God is speaking. I’m reading through the Bible and listening for God to ask me questions. I expect these questions to be fairly open-ended and plan to carry them in my mind throughout the day. I’ll share these questions with you in the hope that you find them challenging and helpful.

Luke 23:44-49
44 It was now about the sixth hour,[e] and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,[f] 45 while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.

From this passage I hear God asking me:
No questions today.
Just pause for a few minutes to t
ake in the scene…
…notice the time.
…notice the sky.
…notice the temple.
Take in the people…
…picture the centurion.
…watch the crowd.
see his followers.
Look at Jesus…
…see his face.
…hear his voice.
…see me on that cross.

Now, look inward.
…see your own heart.
…see my image.
…see your sin.

You are why I did this.


Is God asking you anything more, or anything different?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.