“It is finished! Then He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” John 19:30 (NLT)
Jesus was arrested and taken to Pilate. They flogged Him with a lead tip whip. They put a crown of thorns on His head and they mocked Him. They cried, “Crucify Him!” He carried His cross and they led him to Golgotha where they hung Him to the cross. It was there that He made the final sacrifice for my sin. He said “it is finished.”
It was in that moment that the payment was made for my sin. It was in that moment that Jesus made a way for me. It’s because of this moment I have access to the Father. He gave His life so I could have life. His life for mine. It’s because of this moment that I have hope that surpasses anything here on this earth.
May I never forget this moment. May I never loose sight of the price He paid for my life. May I always take sin seriously and surrender all to Him. I will never be able to say thank you enough for the forgiveness He freely gives me. Lord, I stand amazed at all you have done.
What is God speaking to you today in chapter 19 of John? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.