Body + Spirit
Welcome Home Jesus
Today’s Scripture: When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30 NIV)
I vividly remember the day he left home. The time had come for him to fulfill is priestly duties. His time of service had arrived just as the priests of old whose lot had come up to serve in my courts. In my heart I knew that he was well prepared to fulfill the mission I had given him. As he slowly walked to the door, he took a glance back and smiled. I could see the look of both passion and courage in his eyes as he lovingly said his goodbyes. It all seemed quite strange because we had never been apart since the beginning of time until now.
One day while teaching his disciples, I heard him say, “If you have seen me you have seen my Father,” (after all the two of us are as one). He spoke with both authority and assurance, as he told them of the love I have for them. A love so deep that I’m willing to die in order for them to live.
Thirty-Three years ago, he left and although a day seemed like a thousand and a thousand days seemed as one, the time finally came for his return. It was at the ninth hour and darkness had come over the land. I remember hearing his voice call out to me “Father, Father, why have you forsaken me?” He felt me turn away because of the sins placed upon him at the cross. After his second call he gave up the ghost, and power was unleashed. The veil ripped from heaven to earth splitting rocks open and the dead rose out of their tombs. I then heard him say “It is finished.”
The sun has risen, and my Son is home. He’s seated at my right hand. The way is now open the veil is removed, and now my children can boldly come before me any time. Their sins are forgiven, and remembered no more. The penalty for sin has been paid. Death is defeated and the Victory is Won!
Welcome Jesus, welcome home!
The Bible’s account of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ is real, but my short story is fictional. I wrote this as seen through the loving eyes of God, as He narrates his son’s purpose for coming to the earth. Jesus paid the sin penalty of death with his life setting multitudes of souls free from bondage and separation from God.
Background reference: Matthew Chapter 27:45-54
I hope that you enjoyed reading my story, as much as I enjoyed writing it. Written in honor of our Resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ, and to the glory of God our Father.
May the love of God surround you as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
Happy Easter Everyone!