Randy Alcorn once said, “The faith that can’t be shaken is the faith that has been shaken.” Have circumstances ever shaken your faith? I’m sure watching Jesus’ crucifixion shook the disciples to their toes.
After three years of witnessing Jesus’ miracles, they couldn’t understand His declaration that He was about to leave them. And how could darkness reign while He was still with them?
Mark 14-15 records Christ’s last hours. Watching Jesus suffer through false accusations, illegal trials, floggings, beatings, being spat upon, mocked, heaped with insults, and finally being nailed to a cross shook them these men who’d left everything to follow Him.
They listened in disgust as some feigned a desire to believe. “If He’d only come down from the cross. He saved others but can’t save Himself!”
They knew He could come down from the cross. Why didn’t He?Continue Reading