It is finished

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.



About ansaphil

I am the fourth of five children, born and raised in Bakersfield. I am an at home mom of two teenagers. I attended the local junior college and worked my way through my last two years at USC. But that was some time ago and I do not think writing ability has much to do with where one attended school. I was never sure what to be when I grew up. But I always loved books and music. Several years ago I found myself writing more and more in my journals. It was almost as though I was processing life through my writing. Eventually it occurred to me that perhaps I might have something to say publicly, and not just in my journals. I hope my unique perspective on things will be a blessing to all.
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