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John 19:28-30 The Most Important Moment Ever

NOTHING is left undone!

We rejoin Jesus in His final moments. John bears witness at the foot of the cross with the three Mary’s. I wonder which moments they would recount in their telling of this story. John, through the Holy Spirit chooses four details to focus on.

The first detail John brings our attention to is Jesus’ knowledge of God’s plan. “After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished…” (verse 28a). Matthew and Mark share with us the words Jesus uttered at that point of knowing. “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46 & Mark 15:34). This was the moment God turned away because He couldn’t look on the sin that Jesus was carrying. Sin demanded separation from God and the moment Jesus took on all our sin He could no longer be with the Father. I believe THIS moment was the one moment that wounded Jesus more than anything else in the whole process. For the first time EVER Jesus was not under the Father’s loving eye. Read more »