Friday, April 2, 2010


John 19:28-30  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit...

Today being Good Friday, I decided to read over the scriptures covering the crucifixion...Jesus' death on the cross was the fulfillment of all that was necessary for our salvation. He did so willing as an ultimate act of love for us. He had accomplished what He had come here to do. I have heard it taught that Jesus took the wetting of His lips with the wine so that He could say clearly for all to hear...."It is finished." Meaning just that, EVERYTHING He needed to do for our salvation was finished.  He bowed His head, which suggests He did so peacefully, and "gave up" His spirit...meaning no one took it from Him, He willing did it for us...It is hard for me sometimes to really get my head around what He really did for me personally. And that if I had been the only one who needed Him to do so, He would have done it is just downright overwhelming...He BECAME sin itself during that period on the cross, and separated Himself from the God the Father, so that I might be saved from what I truly deserve ~ love just doesn't get any greater than that.


  1. It is humbling to realize how much Jesus loves us all. The suffering he endured! Beautiful post....

  2. I have learned a lot by reading your biblical posts Debbie.

  3. I have too Debbie. (learned a lot)

    Have a wonderfully blessed Easter with your family.

  4. All that the cross truly means...the becoming sin for us, the separation from God the Father, the ultimate sacrifice, all of it....really is more than I can comprehend. But I surely do embrace it by faith...and what a wonderful thing - the cross - is for us who believe! What a beautiful post...I hope your Easter is beautiful, too! Enjoy the day with your son and his family...

  5. Boy, it's true. It is really overwhelming when you think of what He did.
    I like the tribute to your sister in a previous post. How fortunate you are to have a sister like that. I'm an only child and always wished for a sister, or even a brother, lol
    Happy Easter.


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