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The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”
After Jesus had hung on a cruel cross and endured excruciating pain for the better part of a day, he died. Shortly after, one of the soldiers walked by the cross, looked up, thought about it and said, “This was definitely a good man.”
If there was ever a time where the statement “Too Little Too Late” applied, it is with this soldier who did nothing to change anything, but instead uttered an inconsequential word we already knew. That seems to be the order of our present day. People will make a personal un-thought out statement, post it on social media, and walk away like they did something worthy. They’ve done nothing but draw the applause of a few of their friends, or the rage of someone else they don’t know. This could be called the “Too Little Too Late” generation. There was a time when dreams, rolled up sleeves, and hard work produced a harvest, but now it’s supposed to come instantaneously, with little or no effort. But that’s not the way history works. If the soldier really thought Jesus was a good person, he should have done something ahead of time to keep the tragedy from happening. But instead we get his post that cost him nothing.
I remember you saying, “If anyone wants to follow Me,” that we would have to take up our cross and follow You. I’m ready. There’s always been a cost. Amen