A Thought for Today June 11, 2018

A Thought for Today June 11, 2018

“It is Finished”
 
These three words tell a powerful truth
 
Please read the following verses.
John 19:23-30
23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”
This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said,
“They divided my garments among them
and cast lots for my clothing.”
So this is what the soldiers did.
 
25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,”
27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
 
28 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”
29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.
 
30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
 
For the longest time, I thought it is finished meant that Jesus earthly life was over.
 
Instead, Jesus meant the work of salvation was finished.
On the cross, He did the work that all might be saved.
 
Not all will be saved, but all can be saved.
 
As I told the young people in membership class, the thing that matters most in our life is what we did with Jesus offer.
 
What offer, you might ask?
 
Jesus offer of His blood to take away our sin.
 
The answer to this question decides our eternal future.
 
Please accept Jesus offer, you will be so glad that you did.

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