Friday, March 29, 2013


After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:28-30

"It is finished!" It has been said that these are the greatest words ever uttered, by the greatest man who ever lived. These words were spoken by Jesus on the cross, just moments before he died. This was the moment for which he came. This was the moment that would atone for all sins of every person who ever lived or would ever live. This was the moment that would promise mankind's reconciliation to the God from whom they had been estranged. This was the moment that meant that we could now be forgiven and find peace with God. Nothing else had to be done. Nothing else could be added. The work of securing salvation for all who believe was complete. The job was done. The goal was achieved. The price was paid in full. The mission was accomplished. "It is finished!"

Lord Jesus, your work on the cross was complete. May we never think that we need to do something more to add to it in order to be forgiven, accepted, or saved by you. You paid it all and left us with zero balance. Give us the faith needed to simply receive what you paid for. May our whole lives humbly say, "Thank you, Lord." Amen.

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