When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 30:19
There are many passages of scripture that can be quoted in relation to Easter. Certainly each one is essential and conveys significant meaning to believers in Jesus, who is the Christ. The key words in the scripture above is in what Jesus said – “It is finished”. Everything is wrapped up in the word “finished”. It expresses that there is absolutely nothing more to be done. What Jesus came to do he fully accomplished. He took upon the sin of the world and fulfilled His purpose in order that man could be reconciled to God. There is nothing more that needs to be completed.
Jesus went through the agony of the cross because of love. It remains an unconditional love that we cannot add or subtract from. It is grace that allows us to commune with God. It is undeserved and cannot be bought since Jesus himself paid for it through his shed blood on the cross. The resurrection that followed is the foundation of our faith.
Jesus did his part. Easter is a time to reflect on our part. Salvation, through the sacrifice of Jesus, is a free, undeserved gift, but as with any gift someone must receive it. It is a choice that we all need to make as to what we will do with Christ. The empty tomb proved Jesus is alive today. Will you make Him alive in your heart today? It is a simple invitation to invite Jesus into your heart and life.
By Mr. David Broomer