Jesus' Final Words Echo Down the Ages (Good Friday)

On Day Five-Good Friday- Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing looks at the final two sentences Jesus spoke from the cross, what his last words meant at the time, and what they mean for us today as they echo down the ages.

“It is finished!” It’s a cry of triumph, it’s a cry of authority. Who would dare to say that Christ’s work is incomplete? Who would dare to say, “you need to try a little bit harder, you need to put more work in, if you’re going to have a relationship with a holy God?” Who would dare to say, that you are too hopeless, the distance it’s too great, when Jesus says, “It is finished.” Hear that word of Christ over your regrets, over your sin, over your brokenness.

As Jesus dies, he commits his spirit into the Father’s hands. What a pattern for us, in life and in death, to entrust ourselves to the Father .

Make it personal:

  • In what ways do you need to be reminded that Jesus has prevailed over your regrets, sin, and brokenness?

  • What would it look like to entrust yourself more fully into your Heavenly Father’s loving care?