Jesus did not say much during the 6 hours that he hung on the cross. We learnt yesterday that his last words before he finally died were, “It is finished!”
Do you know what his first words on the cross were?
Even though he had lived a perfect and sinless life, Jesus accepted the punishment of a criminal and allowed himself to be savagely whipped, stripped naked and nailed to die on a cross.
As he hung on the cross, his first words were, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” [Luke 23:34]
Dear friend, your sins have greatly offended God, but you are completely forgiven for Jesus’ sake!
IT IS FINISHED! YOU ARE FORGIVEN!