"It is finished."
Stop and listen a moment. Let the words move through your heart. Imagine the cry from the cross. The sky is dark. The other two victims are moaning. Jeering mouths of the crowd are silent.
There is thunder. There is weeping. There is silence. Then Jesus draws in a deep breath, pushes His feet down on that Roman nail, and cries, “It is finished!”
What was finished?
The history-long plan of redeeming man was finished. The message of God to man was finished. The works done by Jesus as a man on earth were finished. . . .
The sting of death had been removed.
It was over.
When Jesus tasted the vinegar, He said, “It is finished.” Then He bowed His head and died. John 19:30
But let us never forget that Friday is paved to Sunday!