What exactly did Jesus finish? (Video)
You know the words:
“It is finished.”
But what they mean for you might blow your socks off!
These are Jesus’ last words before he bowed his head, fully defeated by the plague of death that pulses through each of our veins. Imagine hearing these words as you stand in the shadow of a wooden cross that a man now hangs lifeless from. At this point, you are probably feeling a mass emerge deep within your chest. You know, most definitely, this was not how the Messiah was suppose to take his throne.
The moments leading to this one were not very pleasant, either. I’m sure everyone was ecstatic when Jesus came riding into Jerusalem with people chanting, “Savior” all around him. There were even individuals laying palm leaves for him to walk on. However, since then, their time in Jerusalem has been nothing short of a disaster.
And now dead.
Everything about this moment screams that something is off, and we know, as modern readers, that Jesus is going to reimagine these seemingly disgusting order of events and turn them into something spectacular. We know that story . . but the disciples didn’t. At least not yet.