It Is Finished
"When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished," and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit." John 19:30
Chains of sin and death broken,
The veil was torn,
The world changed for all eternity!
Hope was born,
Forgiveness given and received
And love reigns in the hearts of those who know HIM!
Is there anything more to say? Can I even put into words what this truth means? I stop to grapple for words because I am so unworthy for such a precious gift. My heart cries out "Thank You!" And at the same time, it cries "I’m sorry; forgive me!"
He bore the scars of a brutal beating. He was mocked and abused and still, He stood and walked--stumbling--crawling to the cross. Pain beyond comprehension, thorns thrust on His head, nails piercing His skin and then, as He called to Father GOD, the skies darkened. As our sin fell on HIM - HE cried out'
And about the ninth hour JESUS cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My GOD, My GOD, why have You forsaken Me?"
I wonder how our Savior, the perfect Lamb of God who knew no sin, bore the horrific grossness of our sin. But He endured, He bore the sin, the shame and the pain for us. Horrible? Yes. But God so loved. . .
Good Friday passed and Sunday was Resurrection Day and that's what held Him.
"And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split." Matthew 27:51
by Eve Montano