It Is Finished – a Good Friday Reflection

A dark deed …

and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (Acts 2:23.)

… led to calling this day Good Friday …

Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30.)

… when Jesus bowed his head in perfect obedience to the will of the Father …

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21.)

… to give us the guarantee of the Holy Spirit himself …

Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. (2 Corinthians 5:5.)

… and bring us to the Father even now, and for eternity:

Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:3-7.)

It is finished.

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5 Responses to It Is Finished – a Good Friday Reflection

  1. Aimee Byrd says:

    Amen! Thank you for these verses today, Tim.

  2. And then Jesus even forgave while in enormous pain on the cross. Amazing. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34

  3. Rob says:

    Wonderful Tim, thank you. If you’ll permit me, here’s my own meditation on Good Friday:

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