It is finished. Looks as though the enemy has won the battle against Jesus and everything He stood for. But nothing could be further from the Truth. And that’s what makes this Friday the Good one.
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life – only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father. (John 10:17-18)
Jesus is crucified, dead, and buried.
But, of course, there’s more to Our Father’s Love Story than meets the eye.
His Plan is working.
By paying for our sins,
Jesus is buying us back!
He declares, “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
We are redeemed!
Free from the bondage of sin and death.