It is finished

24th march “It is finished” 

“Kua oti.”

29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.     John 19:29–30 (NIV)

Pete’s Ponderings: The bland back and white checks on one side of the door show that the games are finally coming to an end.

Colin’s chewings : So much happens in this moment. In Māori there are two words for finishing, “Mutu” which means finished (this bit) and might ahve to come back to it and “Oti” which means it’s done. No more to do, it’s complete. Here lies the centre of grace. It’s been done.

Questions for reflection

  • What is something big that you have completed? How did it feel to have finished it?
  • What had Jesus finished on the cross?
  • What are the implications for us?
  • Where can I be an ambassador for Reconciliation?
  • How do I typically deal with the sin that entangles me?
  • What is our response to what God has done?
  • What will I stop doing?
  • What will I start doing?

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