What Jesus Did! 'It Is Finished!' — Mark 15:37

Saturday, December 14, 2024

Our Donation Drive Is Underway!

We appreciate your prayers and financial support!

Donate Now
Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last.
— Mark 15:37 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus finishes his work as our ransom from sin and death. Please ponder the incredible words of Mark 15:37. God in human flesh dies. He dies because he allows his life to be taken. He dies as one of us. He dies in pain, humiliation, rejection, and ridicule. He dies because he loves us and wants his blood to free us from our sin. He completes the work that the Father gave him to do in his incarnation.

Today's Prayer

Holy Father, I cannot even begin to imagine how this moment of Jesus' death impacted your heart and the hosts of heaven. In my human heart, just reading this story makes me want to shout "Hallelujah!" in praise to your Son for the victory he wins by laying down his life. At the same time, my heart breaks at the thought of our human rebellion — our utter sinfulness — that placed Jesus on the cross both physically and spiritually. During this time of year as we think of Jesus' birth in special ways, I am reminded once again that he was born to pay this horrible price. Thank you for my redemption. Thank you for paying such a horrible price to win that redemption. All praises be to you, the Father of grace, and to your Son and my Savior who paid the price for my sin. Hallelujah! Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Titus 2:14
  • Mark 10:32-34, 45
  • Romans 6:1-8

Comments

Archived Facebook Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Saturday, December 14, 2024

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Disciple, I love all people. That's why I came. At the same time, I have to tell you something — and yes, I'm sorry to have to do this..."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"Then the Angel showed [John] Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb, right down the middle of the street. The Tree....."
A daily devotional featuring a Bible verse, thought and prayer.
"Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. "
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, encourager, Encourage our hearts and knit them together in love with the heart of Jesus and the hearts of every other child of yours!..."

Illustration

Illustration of Mark 15:37 NLT — Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.