Lenten Devotion 4/15/2022

Devotion Forty-Five
Friday 4.15.22 Good Friday

“It is finished.” These are words attributed to Jesus from the cross. It is finished. What Jesus needed to do is completed. Horrific, yes, but over. It is finished.

For Jesus, any questioning or speculation is over. Anticipation has ended. Any trace of worry or fear is gone. Any unresolved wondering is laid to rest. It is finished. Jesus has done what he needed to do. Maybe there is even a sense of relief.

It is finished for Jesus. But for us, it is not finished. We will spend the rest of our lives trying to make sense of the mystery of the cross. Of the unaccountable, indescribable love. For us, this not finished.

We remain forever “lost in wonder, love, and praise.”
[From the hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”]

How is it that pain, sorrow, guilt, betrayal, and denial culminate in love? Beyond our reckoning. Or our deserving. Thank you! Amen.

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