“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30
He bowed his head and gave up his spirit. He did that for me and you. We are so far from deserving of such love, yet, we get it. Open your heart and let it in. It is just there waiting to pour itself all over you, from head to toe. God gave his Son’s life, so that we may know everlasting life in Heaven. God loves us. Some of us are so stubborn that we refuse to accept that gift. Some of us believe we know better and that we are the ones in charge of our lives. Such fools are we. Even bigger fools are we who, not unlike the Israelites, were shown multiple signs of the Lord’s power and graciousness and still refuse to trust in God completely. He keeps giving and giving, and we still have doubt, fear, anxiety, worry, and a multitude of other negative things in our hearts. That is because we are human, and I am including myself in all that I talk about. Yet, God is so very patient. He loves us regardless of our foolishness, and He is so ready to forgive us. He gave His Son’s life, so that we are forgiven. His Son had our sins ripped across his body removing flesh, driven through his hands and feet, placed upon his head. His blood poured from his tattered body because He loves us. What gift have we given in return? Whatever you think you have given, it will never be good enough to get through the gates of Heaven. Bow your head. Give up your spirit, so that it may be guided properly by the One who loves you like nobody else will or can. Our debts have been paid. It is, indeed, finished.