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.”
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;
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.