{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo Baker}

Five Minute Friday

How it works: Write on one word for five minutes. No editing. Then link up your post with the rest of the brave writers on Five-Minute Friday and encourage them by reading and commenting on what they’ve shared. {All the details for how to play along are here.}

Today’s word: Finish…

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It is finished.

Those three words, the last Jesus uttered before giving up his spirit to death, are three of the most powerful words to me.

It is finished. Said in anguish yet filled with hope.

It is finished. Ushering in death yet offering life.

It is finished. Seeming like defeat yet proclaiming victory.

It is finished.

The enemy has lost.

It is finished.

Death has been defeated.

It is finished.

My sin is forgiven.

It is finished.

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God is giving me the desires of my heart.

It is finished.

My hope is rekindled.

It is finished.

My life is abundant.

It is finished.

Victory is mine.

It is finished.

God has given me a dream.

 

Do you ever stop and think about what Jesus did in that moment? Because I don’t. Not really.

It is finished.

Oh, Death, where is your sting? Oh, Grave, where is your victory?

It is finished.

My sin is forgiven. My life is redeemed. My Savior prays for me at the throne of God.

Surely, the God who began a good work in me because of that moment will see it through to completion, to its finish.

As I consider those words, I am amazed at the gift Jesus gave to me. To me. To this flawed, stumbling, lost and wandering sojourner. That he invites me to live in him and to be made whole and to be overcome by his very presence.

It is finished yet all things are made new.

I am made new. Every day. His mercies are new every morning, and I am made new by his mercy.

May I live out this truth today.

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6 thoughts on “It Is Finished

  1. The most mind blowing thing about the crucifixion is that Jesus took on ALL the sin of the world. Past, present & future. Can’t imagine. It is finished. Thank you Jesus!

    1. It really is something that we cannot completely grasp, is it? He did so much with those three words; and he continues doing so much more today…

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