Love had Won!!!!
“It is finished.” – John 19:30
- So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (John 19:30 NKJV) He did what He came to do! He came to do what we could not do. We could not get to God, so God had to come to us. There, that appointed day, in the bloody unjust crucifixtion, God finished what God began! It is Finished!!! No one could have determined this but God!! Some thought this was surrender – I can’t take any more but Jesus was saying, "It is finished!!" Some heard I give up but Jesus was saying It’s done! Jesus had accomplished His mission. He had announced and inaugurated the kingdom of God. He had revealed the love and grace of God. And He had embodied that love and grace by dying for the sin of the world, and in doing all of this He opened up the way for all of us to live under the reign of God. Jesus was devoted and faithful to His mission until the end. Jesus loved us to the end (John 13:1). Love carried Christ all the way to the cross and through death for us. It is finished - the cry that changed everything. Love had won!!!