Day 31 – Into Your Hands

Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last (Luke 23:46). Three of the seven statements Jesus made on the cross were quotations from Scripture: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” being Psalm 22:1, “I thirst” coming… Continue reading

Day 30 – It is Finished

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit (John 19:30). After Jesus received the drink of wine vinegar, he uttered the words “It is finished.” In the original Greek, the word is tetelestai; and it means, “It is finished and always… Continue reading

Day 29 – I am Thirsty

Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 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. 30 When he had… Continue reading

Day 26 – Today You’ll Be with Me

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done… Continue reading

Day 25 – Father Forgive Them

Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”… Continue reading