April 19, 2019 (Good Friday) “Into Your Hands”

Text: Journey of the Cross –
Tennebrae Service

When we hear Jesus say “it is
finished”, it would be easy to think that this was the end. This word from the
cross, however, was not the last words he spoke. The key words from the cross
are his last words. “Into your hands, I commend my Spirit.” Jesus did
accomplish something on the cross, but it was not an ending. It was a
beginning. Jesus connected us to God. He overcome our sin and secured for us a
living relationship. By commending his Spirit to God, he commended ours as
well. Now we are called to live within and through this new relationship with
God and each other. It is this new relationship that is meant to define who we
are and how we live from here. God is doing something new. Good Friday is good
not because of where it ends, but where it leads. It’s Friday, but Sunday is

WRITTEN BY: Abiding Presence

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