Good News of Great Joy! It Is Finished!

“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished! And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” John 19:30

It is finished . . .

The thousands of years battle against death and sin.

It is finished . . .

The trying to measure up and failing.

It is finished . . .

The never ending, never satisfying sacrifices.

It is finished . . .

The chasm between God and man.

It is finished . . .

The work of Jesus on the cross finished it all and gave us a path toward completeness and redemption.

Jesus wasn’t just a “good man” who gave up His life for us “just in case”. He wasn’t just a prophet, or a teacher, or a leader. He was, He is, our Redeemer, our Savior, our Messiah, our Hope. He was God incarnate. He was fully man, but make no mistake, He was and will always be fully God as well.

And on that Good Friday a little over 2000 years ago, He took on all the sin, the destruction, the pain, and the heartache of mankind for all eternity, and He gave up His spirit, and He said, “It is finished!” His work and our salvation were made complete in that moment.

Satan, for just a few hours, may have thought he won. He may have thought he defeated the Son of God, but he didn’t know what the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit knew. Sunday was coming.

Jesus would rise again.

It is finished . . .

In a world that is desperately lost and searching for anything and everything to fill the void.

It is finished . . .

In a culture that chases pleasure at all cost and serves self to the point of self destruction.

It is finished . . .

In a hurting, broken, and dying world.

It is finished . . .

“For He says: ‘In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.’ Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2

Do you know what this “good news of great joy” is? Do you know why the most horrible day in the in all of history is also so very “good”? It’s the story that started in a manger . . . that culminated on a hill called Golgotha . . . Calvary . . . and ended with an empty tomb. It’s the message of the cross. The good news of a Savior born as a baby, sacrificed as a man, and risen as our Redeemer. There is nothing on this earth that can fill the void, but there is nothing that needs to because Jesus is ready and willing and waiting. All you have to do is ask. Ask Him to be your Lord, your Redeemer, your Savior.

“Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

Today is the day of salvation!

It is finished!

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