One Day till Easter – A Word of Reunion

The last words that Jessu spoke from the cross were words of reunion. Look at Luke 23:46

44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

Jesus spoke a word of reunion when he said, ‘Father into your hands I commit my spirit’. Having endured the punishment for sin, Jesus’ suffering came to an end. Having triumphed over the world, the flesh and the devil, he looked forward to his imminent reunion with the Father. Sin had alienated him. For three hours he’d experienced nothing but God’s holy displeasure and righteous hostility. Now that was over. It was time to be reconciled. Knowing that nothing stood in the way of this glorious gathering of Father and Son, Jesus used his dying breath to exclaim his triumphant anticipation of that reunion. And so, in these words we see the expectation of the reconciliation of Father and Son. They remind us that Jesus has been restored to his Father’s presence after he had provided atonement for sin.

Therefore, will you take comfort from the fact that Jesus, our sin bearing substitute and representative is now in his Father’s presence? For you know that it guarantees yours.

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