Friday, April 22, 2011


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. May we never forget the price He paid for us. Easter blessings to you!

  2. I too am always glad that HE was able to say It is finished. No more sin no more torture. I am thankful too and I find today that is where my thought really want to be in thinking about Him and all that HE did to give us the rest of the story.
    Have a lovely time with you family this weekend.

  3. So true. Jesus paid it all.
    Such love and we are so
    I hope you and your family
    have a blessed and beautiful
    Easter weekend.

  4. A wonderful reminder of what came after this. Have a blessed weekend!

  5. Blessings to you Debbie, I love how complete the statement "It is finished" is-no more worry or trying on our own. Love your post today. I will send photos this weekend or Monday. Much love coming your way today and for Easter. Love you sister.

  6. It is hard for me to comprehend what Christ did for me too Debbie, but am so thankful for all that He did then and what He continues to do. Have a blessed Easter,

  7. So good reading these words and reflecting on them. Nothing I could do. It is finished - by Him.

  8. Oh you are so right - overwhelming, indeed! What a wonderful, beautiful holiday....a day to purposefully remember all Christ did for each of us. Way more than we can comprehend.

    I pray that your Easter is a special time - especially with all those sweet grandkids about!! Hugs, friend

  9. What incredibly amazing grace! So well put, Deb! May your Easter celebration be full of joy and love!
    So glad we're forever friends!! :o)
    Joyful blessings to you and yours!

  10. Amen!! Have a wonderful Easter Debbie!


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