Monday, May 2, 2016

Is Anything Ever Really Finished?

    We all have a multitude of things to do. It seems like we never really get finished. Maybe it would be good if we check in the dictionary to remind us what exactly the word “finish” means. Webster’s New World Dictionary Handbook has several examples of the word “finish.” Basically, the word means “to bring or come to an end, complete or become completed.” I remember the many times I heard one of my parents say something like this, “Finish what’s on your plate before you may eat anything else.”

    When Jesus was on the cross, the last thing He said was, “It is finished.” This means that the purpose for His coming to earth was accomplished. He provided salvation for all mankind. He died in the sinner’s place. Now, all we need to do to be sure of heaven is accept His payment for our sins. We can do nothing to earn our way to heaven. To be sure we are going to heaven all we need to do is accept Christ as our Sin-bearer. We call this truth “the blessed hope.” Why don’t you accept Jesus’ payment for your sin (Titus 3:13)?

    Christ’s work is finished. I trust you will stop trying to be good enough to get to heaven and instead start trusting His finished work for you.