Jesus, the one who loves us most, used his last breath and his last words to address our deepest needs.
In the final statement of Jesus on the cross we see victory, comfort, example, and access. From the mouth of Christ we have the only power that can get us home and give us hope along the way. We die the way we live. Jesus can get us home safe.
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
Home has less to do with a location than with who is there. Jesus was going home to where his Father was.
His words to the Father show us:
You never have to worry about anything you have committed to God.
Give all your worries, cares, and anxiety to God because he cares for you.
I Peter 5:7
That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.
II Timothy 1:12
You can trust God with everything.
Follow Jesus in everything. Make sure your life is totally entrusted to His care.
Think of someone you know who needs to know this wonderful Savior. Invite them to church Sunday to sit with you.