I don’t think I ever spent much time thinking of what that phrase meant. It was the one thing that jumped out at me last week in our study of the Last words of Christ. The author pointed out that it wasn’t even a phrase in the original language. It was a word, an exclamation actually. It was a shout of triumph. Finished!
Wow! Just think of the last time you worked hard to create something. At the end, you may be exhausted, but also jubilant, right? You are thinking, it’s finished! I really did that hard thing, or I survived that time of testing that had me out of my mind with worry. Maybe you poured your heart into a blog. That is the sense of this one word that Jesus said before He died.
This was no sigh of resignation. Whatever the cross was meant to accomplish, whatever Jesus’ 3 years of ministry was meant to accomplish, all the prophecies He fulfilled it was all complete. That is truly mind blowing to me. I hope you think so too.