Entrust your spirit into God's hands
Today's Scripture: Luke 23:46
It was on a day like this that the world concluded Jesus was “dead and gone forever.” What else could be done? Death was the ultimate. Death was supposed to be the last straw that broke the camel’s back. So, people went about their normal businesses – some mourned, some rejoiced, but heaven had an even greater plan.
In the midst of the mourning, burial preparations, and rejoicing done by different parties, purpose was about to be fulfilled. Yesterday, we paid attention to the words of Jesus to the enemies when he told them, “But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns.” Today, we are looking at something else he said on the journey to the cross. He said,
“Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands”
Celebrating a weekend that changed the world is no coincidence. The events that took place on those days were intentionally designed by God, so much that we still find significance in it today, and we always will. As soon as Jesus said those words, the Bible says, “…he breathed his last.”
However, when we connect these verses, we realize that history was about to be made, and what does that tell us about our lives? That every “dead” thing or “about to be buried” situation in our lives are but for a moment. There is a power called the power of resurrection that stopped death from being a conclusion. When Jesus “entrust[ed]” His spirit into the hands of the Father, it tells us to also learn to yield every dying situation to God, knowing fully well that even when everyone, including you, thinks that it is over, He shows us that we have only just begun!
And what is death’s power therefore?
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Death has been silenced with eternal life. Rejoice!
Action Point: Give God thanks for silencing death and its power. Then, present every seemingly “dead” situation before God, and confess your belief in the power of resurrection.