“I think God is crying” were words whispered by a10 year old as she stood in the rain with a group of multi-ethnic believers in Jesus.
They had come together to try to make sense of the racial discord which was rife in their country. As they stood joined in prayer the wind began to blow, and the rain increased in intensity. As they stood they believed that God was at work to bring reconciliation and forgiveness.
So it was at Calvary, God was at work. After the crucifixion and Jesus yielded up His life to His Father, the earth shook, the rocks split and there was a terrible earthquake This was not the end, however, for God raised Him back to life on the third day..
Though many denied that Jesus was God the Son, the centurion assigned to supervise the crucifixion came to a different conclusion “Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God”. (Matthew chapter 27 verse:54)
In the death of Jesus, God was at work providing forgiveness of sin for all who believe in Him. “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them”. (2nd Corinthians chapter 5 verse 19 5:19)
This reconciliation, however, is only available to any who will recognise their sinful condition which deserves the eternal punishment of God and put their trust in the salvation procured by Jesus at Calvary.
Through this means God can bring us by faith into the good of the forgiveness He offers, thus, instead of a future enduring the terrible punishment which awaits all who do not take advantage of His free offer of salvation in the place the Bible calls Hell, we can look forward to eternal life in Heaven with the Saviour.
Whereas the desires of those who stood that day praying for reconciliation which possibly did not happen, God’s promise of reconciliation is certain and free to all who believe.