“Jesus Said, “It is finished”, and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (John 19:30)
One might get the sense from Jesus’ final words from the cross that He was speaking about much more than His bitter sufferings. One would be correct! It is finished – the entire Old Testament is fulfilled in Christ! It is finished – every sacrifice that was ever made found it’s perfect fulfillment in the Ultimate sacrifice of Christ. It is finished – the glut of human history’s sin collected upon One Man and sent to hell. It is finished – the tide is turned once and for all from the evil and wickedness of the devil to the goodness and holiness of the Lord. It is finished – Jesus’ work of calling and gathering His sheep to Himself is made complete as He draws us to Himself through Holy Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and His powerful Word! It is finished – the devil, the world, our sinful flesh, and death itself have all been undone! It is finished – salvation, restoration, new life, and eternity have been established for you! It is finished . . . it is done! Praise Jesus!
Jesus, bring us to Yourself through your death and resurrection. Amen.