Friday, March 25, 2016

Because 'it is finished'


Today my heart is heavy.

Is it because it's Good Friday and I'm grateful for the sacrifice made for little ol' me? Imagine giving up your son, sacrificing him so that everyone in the world would have the opportunity for hope and salvation...eternal life?

Perhaps.

Is it because I know there are so many people in my life who don't carry this hope and I so long for them to taste this hope and to walk in the peace, and love, and joy of Jesus every.single.day?

Perhaps.

Is it because my heart aches to the point of tears, to be with my brave warrior boy today?

Perhaps.

I think it is all of these things tied up in the enormity of what happened on the cross so many years ago. Because of the enormous sacrifice made by Jesus, we are covered by grace and we are redeemed. We have hope BECAUSE 'it is finished'!

A jar full of sour wine was standing there; 
so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" 
And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. 
John 19:29-30
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