30 When he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is completed.” Bowing his head, he gave up his life. John 19:30 (CEB)
Tetelestai = I’m done. I’m finished. It’s finished. Over and out.
And we call this Good Friday. Here’s the thing, in the mysterious ways of God, yes it is most certainly tragic, but every great love story bears some tragedy. By saying he is finished, I believe Jesus is making a claim here. He is done, but the story has really just begun. His story is now our story. His ways, his mission, are now ours. He may be done, finished with life, but he’s not done giving life. He’s not done granting mercy, giving blessings, or providing for those in need.
So, if we are Christ bearers, those who bring God’s love to world, what does that look like? The mission is Good. The goodness is handed on, entrusted to us, the weak, the frail, the vulnerable. It’s beautiful isn’t it?
Prayer: Lord, help me to be your hands, your feet, that bear your love and mercy to world as you did for us on the Cross. Amen.