Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tetelestai

I learned this new word today. Tetelestai.

Literally translated, this Greek word means "It is finished." And it's the last thing Jesus said while hanging on the cross the day He died for me... and for you (John 19:30).

The word tetelestai was also written on business documents or receipts in New Testament times to indicate that a bill had been paid in full.

The connection between receipts and what Christ accomplished would have been quite clear to John’s Greek-speaking readership; it would be unmistakable that Jesus Christ had died to pay for their sins.

I LOVE this. Absolutely love it. Cuz it's the 100% truth. Jesus came for that very moment and His last words give it all away... the deal is done. The contract has been upheld. The ransom has been paid.

And the best part of the deal - written in blood - simply says that you, me and everybody else who can get over themselves and accept Jesus as sovereign over their lives can and will carry on into eternity.

Now THAT is Easter. Not bunnies or eggs or chocolate or baskets. A deal that was set in motion years before coming to completion. And it is WAY worth celebrating (even if it is with bunnies and eggs and chocolate and baskets).

I posted this video last year - it's well worth the watch again. I may post it every Easter. It's that good.



Here's to hoping everybody had a wonderful Easter and had the opportunity to reflect a little bit on why this weekend is so important to those of us who call ourselves Christians.

And before ya label me fanatic and call us cuckoo - we had baskets and candy and toys too. Just made sure to make it real clear why we celebrated and we gave ALL the glory to God and unfortunately NONE to the Easter Bunny (sorry homie).


Jesus Paid It All.

2 comments:

Michlyn said...

I love Propaganda!! I've been to the Dare2Share conference 2 years in a row, and he's been there to talk to all of us teens! Awesome! They challenged us to memorize the G.O.S.P.E.L. :)

Beautiful family picture! Happy Easter, He is risen!

~Michlyn

Lennah and Delylah's mom said...

Love the family photo. That video is awesome we saw it at church some time ago and what an awesome video it is.
Cathy