Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
The words It is finished have a TON of meaning behind them. Jesus wasn’t just giving up his spirit in that moment and dying. He was saying that his work of salvation was finished. He was saying he had finished and paid the ultimate price for the forgiveness of our sins. Because of his great sacrifice we can one day be in the complete presence of God. Let that sink in this week and let us not forget his sacrifice as we move away from the Easter weekend.
Heavenly Father, please help me to always remember Jesus' sacrifice for me and not just during the Easter season. Thank you for forgiving me of all my sins. I pray that I am able to pass that on and to forgive others who wrong me. I know it will happen because we are not perfect people. I pray I can forgive myself and those around me because I know I have been forgiven MUCH by you. THANK YOU! Amen.