Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


July 20, 2010

How can there be any significance to the fact that when Jesus was crucified none of his bones were broken, a fairly typical insurance that the crucified was really dead? And why do the gospel writers bother to tell us of the soldiers piercing Jesus' side with a sword?
These things happened so that the scripture would be filled: "Not one of his bones will be broken," and, as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced." - John 19:36,37 TNIV
Hundreds of years prior to Jesus' crucifixion the prophets spoke of God's mighty acts of deliverance, and that the deliverance would come without a broken bone, yet one pierced--all this to bring about God's salvation. These scriptures came to life again in the death of Jesus, the pieces of unknowing began to fall into place as the gospel writers saw in Christ's life, death and resurrection, the fulfillment of these and other ancient words and scriptures.
Skeptics and those threatened by the faith of Christ call such coincidence, or worse, the manipulation by deceived, zealous religious conjurers. Yet for 2000 years the eyes of faith have seen such as God's faithfulness to the promises, and a further reason to put complete trust in this person named Jesus.

Dale Patterson