Saturday, April 11, 2009
It Is Finished!
Holy Saturday is the day Jesus rested in the tomb... It is traditionally a day of quiet meditation as Christians contemplate the darkness of a world without a future and without hope apart from God and his grace...we no that in the Old Testament tabernacle there were different items of furniture such as the table of showbread representing our need for fellowship the lamp stand representing our need for light and understanding, etc...But there were no chairs. Why? The priest's work was never finished!... He couldn't sit down...But after Jesus cried "It is finished" He returned to heaven and sat down at the right hand of His Father-the work of redemption was complete!.. The Greek words for "It is finished" literally mean "paid in full!" Christ death covers our every sin from the cradle to the grave. And for us to offer our filthy works as partial payment is a slap in Gods face...We can't add to a finished work! We no that weeping may endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning. (Psa 30:5).