Lent Day 40 – John 19 – It is Finished!April 10, 2020
Where in the Word are you today? I’m in John 19.
If we didn’t know what comes in the next chapter, this chapter would suck all the hope from the world.
This the day it seems as if darkness snuffs out the light. This is the day the mother of Jesus watches her firstborn son stripped of his dignity, mocked and crucified. This is the day evil seems to conquer all that is good and beautiful and true. Verse 39 is essential to the story: Jesus said, “It is finished.” and with that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
What is finished?
IT is Sin — and IT is finished.
Jesus is identified in John chapter 2 as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Here, that work is finished.
There is nothing more we need do; Christ has done it all. It is finished.
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