A Deep Breath

John 19:28-30

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

“It is finished,”  the words have such great value and meaning to us.  In that moment Jesus changed the fabric of reality.  In that moment he paid the price for my sins, your sins, and the sins of the whole world.  And after such a momentous event you would think that everything would look different but it didn’t.  It was the Preparation day, and Sabbath was coming, so they laid him in a borrowed tomb, and he rested.  It was the pause.  It was a moment of reflection.  A deep breath before what would come next.

Tonight as the sun goes down, I would encourage you to pause.  Reflect and remember the price that Jesus paid.  Consider Jesus who rescued you from sin, and remember Jesus in the tomb. 

That is where we will start tomorrow, and move from reflection to celebration!
See you at church.

Pastor Chris