Scriptural Readings: John 19:30; Hebrews 4:16
Living in a fast paced world, we have to synchronize with it. What we have in our mind is how to get things done at once. Right? As a matter of fact a lot of us would like our work done the whole entire week earlier. If we ran into unexpected things(usually problems)we want to get rid of this as soon as possible.
We are exhausted because we put extra time and efforts in order that we can accomplish our daily activities as soon as possible. The result, most probably and a lot of people would agree is that we forget things.This is where the problems sneak in.
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
When work starts to file up, we get stressed. In addition of course the problems that would welcome us as soon as we enter our houses. When things like stress, worries and many more that causes our lives miserable make their way and we start to feel their presence, this is the time that we make resolutions or solutions that we think will work(most of the time it does not work!).
The problem with us Christians today is that we become very forgetful. Instead of putting Jesus Christ in front of everything, we tend to remember Him only during the time when we needed Him the most.
“It is finished”. These words are very, very powerful words! The Greek word of finish is “Teleo” which came from the word “Telos”. The word origin of telos is from a primary tello (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose).
Let’s admit it. There are times that we have to consult and believe more what the doctors say when something goes wrong with our health. When domestic problems arise, we consult first all the people we know around us. People, principles and things coming from humans are always unreliable. We should not even trust ourselves. When we are bogged by problems we cannot think well.
Hebrews 4:16 (New International Version)
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 (King James Version)
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
When He shouted“It is finished”, He terminated all the things that will make our lives difficult, miserable and we can make a list of all those things that cause us misery. Making living in this world a lot easier. All we have to do is to put our faith and trust in Him.
Heavenly Father, we live in an imperfect world and our lives are conformed and fashioned to the norms of this world. It is impossible for us to please you. We come boldly unto the throne of your grace. We claim the promise of your son Jesus that it is indeed finished that we may obtain mercy and grant us grace as we are always in time of need. We come boldly unto your throne in Jesus name. Amen!