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All Saints Episcopal Church | Winter Park

This Is the Day of the Crucifixion

Without the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, there is no hope. As we continue to witness the savagery of humanity throughout the world, we are brought face to face with the crucifixion of Jesus, and are again met with love. 

This is the paradox. Without the crucifixion, we are forever doomed by the predicament of the human experience. On the cross, one of Jesus' last words is "It is finished." It is a cry of victory. What is finished is this: our sins have been placed on God. He has taken our place, borne our sins, our violence, our imperfection, our inability, and powerlessness. It is finished means that He understands our brokenness, loneliness, and isolation.

There has been a tremendous reversal. The worst that humanity could ever do has been done to God and He has reversed that and in His love has made it the best that God could ever do for us.

It is finished.