There he was, a criminal on each side, arms stretched across the cross. The events of the past few hours may have seemed completely out of his control, but he was still fully in control. In fact, he was in control of this moment. He has just gone through an excruciating time for us and his work is completed, so he cries out, “It is finished.” And, he gives up his spirit. No one took anything from him; he gave everything willingly.
As John 19:28-30 states, Jesus’ mission is finished; it is completed. Now, he is giving us an invitation, and how we respond is our decision.
What will you do with his invitation to bring mercy and grace today? What will you do with his invitation to help you in all aspects of life today?