The last words, the last actions, of Jesus are a demonstration of trust. We are called to live as Jesus died, committing our spirits into the hands of our Father.
Life easily lulls us into believing that if we are committed to the Lord, if we trust God, things will all work out for us (and in the end, I believe they will.) But in this moment, surely it looked to the disciples like Jesus was trusting His Father in darkness and failure, death.
Are you willing to meet Jesus here?
Don’t rush ahead to Resurrection celebration.
Take time this weekend for silence and stillness. Imagine what it felt like for the women and men who loved and followed Jesus as He walked the dusty streets of Israel, whose hopes were dashed.
Are there dreams you’ve had for your life that have died? What have you hoped for in your relationship with God, in being who He’s made you to be, that feels hopeless and buried?
What is the darkest area of your character, your circumstances, your hidden inner self?
What would it look like to commit your spirit into the hands of the Father? What can you release to Him today?
We are called to live as Jesus died, committing our spirits into the hands of our Father. Lord Jesus, we love you. And we are silent, with you.
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