Poison: suck fizzle
Favorite things: watching 1960s Jesus movies
I have so many incomplete projects.
How about you?
I look around our house and I could list twenty five unfinished jobs, from lights hanging in the ceiling, to sides of doors unpainted, to cupboards in disarray, to windows cracked awaiting fresh glass.
In a renovators delight your job is never finished. There is always something to do.
On the flip side though, there is nothing more satisfying than knowing I have finished a job to the best of my ability. To have brought something to completion.
Recently I finished my job, it was a difficult ending and the poles shifted dramatically in the final round. No matter what happened to me though I was determined to finish well.
I believe the way we finish something is the way we begin the new season.
In a consumer based society we don’t place high value on finishing well, bringing jobs to there detailed completion.
Therefore I was determined although 8 months pregnant with every reason to walk away in bitterness, I wanted to finish well.
Hopefully I did.
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30 NIV)
Many skip over the fact that Christ asked his Father to take the cup from him. Meaning ‘please don’t make me die this way’. He went on to say though, ‘not my will but yours be done’.
Christ’s last words he left us with before his crucifixion were ‘it is finished’.
He brought his purpose and plan on this earth till its final conclusion. Painful, graphic and difficult, but he finished what God began in him.
What is it that you have not finished that you know you need to bring to completion?
What area of your life is they a battle that you must engage in, to be able to stand and say it is finished?
I’m in awe of the price he paid.
It seems with difficulty…
2 days to go.
Lent: 40 days of reflection..