[Jesus] said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit (John 19:30b).
Holy Week comes to a screeching halt as we stand at the foot of Jesus’ cross and watch this event play out. Jesus has been crucified. He has suffered physically. He has carried the tremendous spiritual burden as He hung on the cross. Then He dies. He dies!
Let the tears of sorrow flow. Our Lord dies upon that cursed cross. But wait a moment, is not that what we cried out on Sunday? “Hosanna! Save us!” Did we not ask the Lord to save us from eternal damnation? Did we think it did not come with a price?
The price was beyond what you and I could ever pay. Never in our life could we fulfill the demands of the law. So we cried out, “Hosanna!” In order to save us, the sinless Son of God goes to the cross. He suffers and dies upon that cross in order to pay the price that we are unable to pay. His response to our “Hosanna” was to give up His life for us. There, on the cross, we see our salvation. Thank You, Jesus.