“All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!” (Matthew 27:25 NIV).
If you want to know the truth, give it time. This pivotal verse describes our human state of brokenness, the reason we need Jesus. The people were answering Pilate, who had just released a murderer instead of Jesus. He wanted to know what Jesus’ crime was. Their response, “His blood is on us and our children!” (Matt. 27:25 NIV). The crowd put Him on the cross, an innocent man who had done nothing wrong. We do the same thing, We condemn the innocent when we don’t know all of the facts. But in time, the truth will be revealed.
When I first moved to Virginia in the early 90’s, I was a waitress. I had moved here to finish college. I tend to keep to myself in new circumstances until I feel comfortable. As a result, I’m quiet and reserved, not offering any more information than necessary. I didn’t realize I was being crucified. Months later I found out that everyone thought I had moved to Virginia because I was pregnant. Nothing could have been further from the truth, yet I had been convicted and condemned of this crime. As time passed, the truth was revealed. The same thing happened with Jesus. As time passed, three days, the truth of His purpose was revealed to the crowd. Time can’t be stopped, truth will always be revealed.
Time can’t be stopped, truth will always be revealed.
Tell Me Who I Am is a movie currently streaming on Netflix. The documentary covers the lives of twin brothers. Andrew lost his memory in a motorcycle accident at the age of 18. After being in a coma for 3 months, he awoke. The only person he felt connected to was his twin brother, Marcus. He remembered no one else. Marcus decided to create a happier past for Andrew than what had actually happened in their lives. As a result, Andrew never fully recovered; he always felt like there was more. And there was more, that was revealed years later. They had been the victims of sexual abuse by their mother. Over time, the truth came out in its entirety, but it took years. When it did, true healing began for the twins.
When the people learned the truth about Jesus, healing began. When we learn the truth about Jesus, what He did for us, our healing begins. As we accept His truth into our lives, then begin to apply it to them, we start to experience healing. Time will always reveal the truth, we can’t judge until we know all of the facts. If we do, we’ll condemn the innocent. Instead, give it time for truth to be revealed.
Question of the Day:
What truth are you waiting on time to reveal?
Further Reading: Exodus 34:1-35:9 NIV, Matthew 27:15-31 NIV, Psalm 33:12-22 NIV, Proverbs 9:1-6 NIV