The recent Jesus anime, “My Last Day,” has gathered a buzz because of its unrelenting violence and high quality. It follows Jesus’ final days as seen through the eyes of one of the thieves crucified next to Him on the cross. Just before Jesus dies, he utters his final words: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”
There are seven sayings of Jesus on the cross – at least one other is shown in the video, when Jesus addresses the thief. But I want to focus on the one He said just before His final words: “It is finished.”
Today, on Easter Sunday, I hope you’ll reflect on Jesus’ death and resurrection. When Jesus said “it is finished,” his words were full of meaning. Not only was his physical life over, but his ministry was also complete. Jesus accomplished what He set out to do – everything changed.
Because of Jesus, we no longer had to do the impossible – achieve holiness – to be able to stand before a holy God. It is Christ in us that frees us from the darkness in our hearts. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we are covered – we are holy, if we accept what He did for us and turn to Him.
He did what we could not.
It is finished.
Have a wonderful Easter, and please leave me a comment or send me an email if you have any questions about Jesus’ death and resurrection.