It is Finished: Day 43 of Lent

29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.”

John 19:29-30


Only John records this saying.











Love is so vulnerable and precarious

that it was always possible that Love would fail; but you, dear Lord, have not stopped loving…


and your great city of victory echoes against the darkened sky.


Your work is done. It  is Finished!


O Savior of the world,

what you have done for us is wonderful and true.


You have achieved



and Love is proved supreme;


a perfect sacrifice,

the self-offering of the Suffering Servant;


true revelation,

and the only Son has made plain the Father’s heart of love;



for the Temple veil is sundered

and we have clear access to the Father;



and we may now be reconciled to God;


and a new covenant,

so that now God can work in our lives.


You have accomplished more than we can understand!


Liberating Lord, this is breathtaking. We stand in awe and wonder-and adore you.



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