How many times in the Gospel of John does Jesus talk about His hour? He would say, “My hour has not yet come”, or “The hour is coming.” It was as if Jesus was hearing the chimes of a clock that nobody else could. The life of the Lord Jesus Christ, the sum total of His ministry and mission was leading to this one, the final cry….“It is finished.”
From His birth, through His boyhood, manhood, and public ministry, Jesus’ focus was to finish the work His Father had given to Him to do, the work of redemption. From the very beginning, Gods plan for our redemption required that Jesus die and be resurrected.
If you have never experienced the finished work of the Cross of Christ, you can now. Right now you can say, “It is finished Lord God, I come surrendering my life to You. I know that You have conquered sin and death. I accept Your gift of eternal life.”
For believers, Christs final cry encourages us not to worry about the future; His finished work secures our glorious and eternal destiny as children of God.
Jesus, thank You for finishing what You came to do, conquering sin and death. Thank You for the eternal security I have as Your child.
“Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”