“Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’” (John 19:30).
While the words carried a tone of finality for those who heard them, Jesus’ declaration expresses far greater implications and possibilities. What is finished is the power of sin to bury us under guilt and the power of death to terrify us. Jesus finished, fulfilled, and completed God’s redemptive plan on the cross. Even so, unless we daily crucify ourselves, the work of the Father, and what he is seeking to accomplish in our lives, remains unfinished.