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Arianne is a mom of three boys and a baby girl. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, and sifts through the Legos and fluffy cloth diapers hoping to one day catch up on sleep. Her heart is healing and thriving from living life as a mom of kids with autism and...

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  1. On this Good Friday, my thoughts are drawn to that day many years ago when my beloved Lord Jesus hung on a Cross. He spent the last 6 hours of His life here on this earth nailed to that Cross. But the realization comes that those nails were not what held Him there but His overwhelming love for YOU and ME! I cannot even begin to comprehend the agony that was His that day as He looked down from that Cross and heard all the different sounds and saw the faces of those in the crowd that had gathered to mock or adore the King of Kings. Can you take a moment and imagine that you yourself are in that crowd of spectators who came out that day to witness this man named Jesus being crucified for love? As for me I kneel at that Cross this day and I gaze up into the eyes of the One who loved me. In His eyes I see a reflection of hurt, sorrow, pain and unbelievable love. I hear Him whisper my name and I can feel his nailed hands trying to reach down to me and He says, ” Arise and lift your head up, for on this day, this moment I have sealed the fate of the evil one who has been leashed on this earth. Don’t shed tears for Me, but rejoice!” And as the dark clouds roll across the sky, the earth is shaken and with a loud cry He shouts from that Cross…”IT IS FINISHED!”
    So my beloved family, friends, brothers and sisters, with hands lifted high on this day I come to tell you that it is indeed finished. The evil one HAS NO POWER over me or you. For the precious blood of Jesus flowed down from that cross to free you and me FOREVER! This precious life, this precious blood, washed away my sin and no weapon forged against me shall stand. Hallelujah!
    May each of you be blessed on what is indeed a GOOD FRIDAY.

  2. Oh yes, I just wrote about this for my blog as well… what that one statement meant for us all. “It is finished” meaning we are redeemed from all our sins, the blood of CHRIST atoned for us once and for all… done… it is over. AND just this fact is well worth all our glory to HIM! Thank you JESUS for dying for me!
    May you all enjoy a GLORIOUS EASTER!

  3. So very beautifully written. Though I know it all even from childhood, my sentiments are the same.. and to read it the powerful way you wrote it here is so very, very moving. Thank you for your (in)sight.. Love your e-mails. He is risen indeed.

  4. “It is finished”. Nothing is complete until “it is finished”. Mom used to say, “no dessert until you eat all your dinner.” ‘But mom, I ate my dinner.’ Mom would say again,”NO dessert until “it is finished.” We get our dessert on Sunday, because, “it is finished.”
    It is the dessert of a lifetime.

    Thank you Jesus because, “it is finished” and I am whole. I have forever to thank you because “it is finished.”

    Complete, signed, sealed and delivered, when My Lord and Saviorgave us those final three words. It is the culmination of life, suffering, prophecy and love. It is now whole because, He could finally say, with the will of God, “It Is Finished.”

  5. Beautifully and articulately expressed–Thank you and Thanks be to God and for Jesus!

  6. Indeed. This is so full of Spirit, of truth, of beauty, of might. I am pleased to call you friend, sister, co-heir, co-laborer, recipient of the Kingdom. We rise with Him. Much love and thanks, Arianne.

  7. This is exactly what my pastor preached on in our service this morning. Such a helpful reminder. Thanks!

  8. What a powerful thoughts! Years ago I would attend Maundy Thursday church services. They evoked such emotions in me.

    Those last words of Christ are such wonderful, powerful, emotionally packed words!!! I truly wish this sinful world would just pause for a moment & see that “IT IS FINISHED” and WE WIN”!!

  9. Thank you for sharing the IT. IS. FINISHED. Praise God.

    I too was thinking yesterday about the “Good Friday” and couldn’t wrap my head around it, but thanks to you I get it.