A Perfect Plan
by Charles R. Swindoll
He said, "It is finished!"
And He bowed His head
and gave up His spirit.
Though unbelieving men nailed Jesus to His cross, it occurred "by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God."
It was exactly at the time and in the place and by the means God had determined.
And what looked to the eleven confused disciples as mysterious, as well as unfair and unjust (humanly speaking, it was all of the above and more), God looked at and said, "That is what I've planned. That's the mission My Son came to accomplish."
That's why Jesus's final words from the cross before He died were "It is finished!"
God's redemption plan had been completed—Jesus's payment for our sin. And then He slumped in death.
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