47 When the Roman officer overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent.” 48 And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow. 49 But Jesus’ friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching.
We are skeptical people. We need proof. With the easy access to the internet, we can look things up that we don't know. We can prove things to be true. We just want proof.
Yesterday, as I tucking my son Kaden in for the night, we were having a conversation about the need for proof before we believe in something. I reminded him about the verse, Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 When it comes to our faith, we need to believe in things we have not seen. One of my favourite verses is Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see because that is what faith is.
For some people, like the Roman officer, it took the whole process of watching Jesus' execution before he believed it.
John MacArthur explains:
Tomorrow's scripture focus: Luke 23:50-56