“It is finished.”
Yes, Lent finishes today. But the statement first came from the lips of Jesus as He hung on the Cross. It may sound rather like, “At last, it’s over.” But, as you’ve probably heard many times, the true sense of the cry declares, “My purpose is accomplished!”
The criminals flanking Christ, the bored soldiers loitering around Golgotha, and the morbid crowds who swung by Calvary to see the spectacle, all had no idea in that moment that anything had been accomplished.
It looked very much like another dead Jew on a Roman cross. Nothing to write home about. But God was at work preparing for a new season—a new era—unlike anything the world had witnessed before. The resurrection of Christ!
Whether Lent has felt spectacular to you or fairly uninspiring, be assured that every moment you gave thought to the Lord, every time you fasted to honor Him and seek Him, every day you turned your heart again towards Him, He has been accomplishing His purpose in you.
The gap between the Cross and the resurrection may be a day or two, or a month or two, but Sunday’s coming. Resurrection is at hand. Step forward with hope and confidence.
It is finished. Lent finishes today, and so begins a new season to pursue Him and experience Him.
Thanks for sharing this Lenten Journey with me. Your company has enriched my life. Blessings tomorrow!
Father, if anything gives me hope, it is Your work in me. May You continue what You have begun and bring it to fulfillment. I wait on You for fresh resurrection power. Amen.