Re: Verse reading–Matthew 27:32-54 (day five)
There are many people that share experiences and conversations with Jesus in the gospel narratives. Ever wonder what happened to them? Did they follow Christ? Did they influence others to become believers? Would they become leaders and teachers?
Remember Paul Harvey’s radio program- “The Rest of the Story”?
We get a little snippet about the “rest of the story” for Simon the Cyrene. We look to Mark 15:21 to find that not only is his name listed, but also the names of his sons. If he was just a member of the crowd that day, how did the gospel writers know his name and the names of his sons? Maybe Simon’s encounter was life changing, not only for him but for his family as well. It is possible they all became believers and joined the community of believers to the degree that their names were known?
Reflect back to your first experience/encounter with Jesus. Remember how life changing it was? Will you tell and influence others?