Monday, December 10, 2007

It Is Finished

Tonight I was paying bills.

Write a check, tear it out of the checkbook, put it in the envelope....ooops...that one is going to be late, have to run it down to Home Depot tomorrow.

And on and on and on.

I started thinking, I am so glad that God is not up in heaven, having to pay for each one of my sins as I commit them, one by one. I'm glad that none of my sins "sneak up" on God and He has to rush to do something to make a quick payment.

I'm glad that all my sins were paid for at calvary.

John 19:29-30 (New International Version):
A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit

It is finished.

Paid in full.

Thank you Jesus.

I leave you with the lyrics to one of my favorite songs by the group Petra.

It Is Finished

John 19:1-30
Words & Music by Bob Hartman

In the heat of early morning on a hill they call the Skull
The roaring of the angry mob had settled to a lull
All eyes were cast upon the man whose hands and feet were bound
They saw him cry in anguish when they heard the hammer pound
They saw the bloody woven thorns with which his head was crowned
They watched the bloody cross of wood be dropped into the ground
The soldiers gambled for his clothes, they watched them win and lose
They saw the sign above his head that said "King of the Jews"
(It is finished) And the sky grew black as the night
(It is finished) And the people scattered in fright
The work had been done, redemption had been won
The war was over without a fight
It is finished
They searched his face for anger for vengeance in his stare
Instead of eyes that burned with hate a look of love was there
He prayed for their forgiveness and bowed his battered head
And no one knew the meaning of the final words he said
It is finished, the provision has been made
It is finished, the foundation has been laid
He paid the ransom due and tore the temple veil in two
And opened up the way for me and you

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Really debt free,
Pastor Dave


Brenda said...

I don't know why i am still amazed at your writings..this one had me crying...again. Have to look for that song. I thank God for his endless mercy and love , and also thank him for you, Pastor Dave.

Deena said...

You are just an amazing, anointed man of God...and I'm so blessed to be your wife:-)