It Is Finished

April 10 – Robin Potts

John 19:17-18a, 28-30

So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him...After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Let us pray:

Dear Father God, We remember today the pain and suffering of the cross, and all that Jesus was willing to endure, so we could be set free. He paid the price, such a great sacrifice, to offer us the gift of eternal life. Help us never to take for granted this huge gift of love on our behalf

Help us to be reminded of the cost of it all. Forgive us, Lord, for being too busy or distracted by other things, for not fully recognizing what you've freely given and done for us. Thank you, Lord, that by your wounds we are healed.

Thank you, Lord, that because of your huge sacrifice we can live free.

Thank you, Lord, that sin and death have been conquered, and that your power is everlasting. Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord, that we can say with great hope, “It is finished…”

For we know what’s still to come. And death has lost its sting.

We praise you, for you are making all things new. Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Amen Amen✝️

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