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 perceived through all that was happening, even in nature, that this man was the Son of God! I believe that was a “seeing” that God granted to the centurion.
If we are given the grace to “see”, and we truly believe, that Jesus is the Son of God, a supernatural event, revelation, has occurred. The Son of God becomes our blessed hope, or we are either in serious trouble. To confess that Jesus is the Son of God, is so weighty, that our personal lives are radically altered, and compelled to live a life reflecting that blessed hope and truth. As Leonard Ravenhill tombstone reads, “Are the things you’re living for, worth Christ dying for?” becomes the constant question to answer at every moment of our lives. Does our thinking, imaginations, decisions, choices, emotions, attitudes, memories reflect that Jesus is the Son of God?