Finished. A glorious word to the graduate student who has labored long to finish a degree; to the cancer patient who has suffered through radiation; to the soldier who is being honorably discharged after serving well.
Finished. A victorious word to the athlete who has strained toward the finish line; to the newly minted retiree who has logged a forty year career.
Finished. A frightening word to the host of Hell seeking to stop the inevitability of the Savior’s sacrifice.
“Tetelesthai.” In Greek only one word to convey the Lords victory shout… a declaration that sin’s reign is now over… that the way to Heaven is now opened… that the debt has been paid in full. Finished.
No more wonderful word could ever be spoken. Or ever will.
Lifted up was He to die,
It is finished was His cry,
Now in heaven exalted high,
Hallelujah what a Savior!
“When he had received the drink he said, ‘It is finished.” John 19:30
FOR REFLECTION: What has Jesus victory finished in your life?