What was finished? Is this Jesus in despair, knowing his life is over? Was he done with the sour wine? Jesus is done. He has fulfilled what he came to earth to do. His death conquered the power of sin and made it possible for us to receive forgiveness. The people watching may not have understood this. But we know what was finished. The work was accomplished. The battle was won…
Jesus died. His body was taken off the cross, and a man named Joseph asked to help bury him. They laid his body in a tomb, rolling a huge stone over the entrance to prevent anyone from getting inside.
That’s it, isn’t it? Death, defeat, all hopes over? Well, fortunately, we know that is not quite the end of the story for Jesus, or for us…because Easter is coming!
Jesus, thank you for loving us so much that you died on the cross for us. You saved us and now we get to be with you forever and ever. Amen!
Grab your favorite children’s Bible or the Bible App for Kids and read the Good Friday story together as a family.