This is a perfect season to revisit the story of the crucifixion. One of the ways Christians have traditionally meditated on Good Friday is by reading and reflecting on the seven last words of Jesus from the cross.
The last words of Jesus if a call to reflect on the reason for Easter the SUFFERING, DEATH and RESURRECTION of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before we rush into celebrating the resurrection part of Easter, we need to consider the last words of Jesus on the cross. Until we understand Good Friday, we can’t understand Resurrection Sunday.
The 7 Last Sayings Jesus’ as in Scripture;
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” — Luke 23:34
“Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.” — Luke 23:43
“Woman, behold thy Son.” — John 19:26
“My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” — Mark 15:34
“I am thirsty.” — John 19:28
“It is finished.” — John 19:30
“Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.” — Luke 23:46
There is the hope, which we celebrate at Easter. At Easter, the Son of God took on the world’s sin and defeated the devil, death, and the grave. We see that in His final words, he still cried out in prayer to the Father. These last words of Jesus are the beginning our salvation, it might be the end to His human nature but it was the introduction to our freedom to have this relationship and pardon from God, and live with Him in heaven forever and ever. let’s take a moment to acknowledge the suffering sacrifice of our Saviour. You can give thanks to Jesus for his steadfast love and faithfulness that led him to lay down his life for you as a ransom.