Well Spoken#likeJesus

Fifty words.  That is all Jesus said from the cross.  Fifty words.

The agony of the cross coupled with the suffocating weight of His body crushing against His lungs made every word extremely difficult.  Every word spoken was carefully chosen.  Nothing He didn’t need to say would be said, yet nothing needed to be said would be left unspoken.

Fifty words.  Seven statements.

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

“Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise.”

“Woman, behold your son.”  “Behold your mother.”

“Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani.”  (“My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?”)

“I am thirsty.”

“It is finished.”

“Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”

Fifty words.  Seven statements.

Jesus speaks…

FORGIVENESS

HOPE

CARE

INTIMACY

VULNERABILITY

VICTORY

TRUST

Through Jesus, we can be forgiven of our sin.  All of it.

Through Jesus, we can confidently claim the hope of heaven.

Through Jesus, we become a part of God’s family and care for one another.

Through Jesus, we can call God our Father.  No longer are we orphaned, never forsaken.  He pulls us close as dearly loved children.

Through Jesus, our deepest longings are satisfied.  We come thirsty.  We leave satisfied.

Through Jesus, we have victory over sin and death.  The battle is won.

Through Jesus, we can trust the Father with everything.  We can put it all in His hands, even our very lives, knowing that He is good.  Our Father can be trusted.

Fifty words.  Each one spoken purposefully.  Each one packed with meaning.  Each one worth remembering.  Each one for me.

 

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