“Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:1, 4, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “I have brought…by completing…” He had not yet sweat drops of blood in anguished prayer asking if possible that He be spared the cross. He had not yet been betrayed by a friend’s kiss or arrested. The beating, whipping, and piercing had not yet taken place. He had yet to proclaim “it is finished!” Yet He spoke of it as if it had already taken place. “I have brought…by completing…” He not only knew that death was certain, but that the resurrection was also certain. “I have brought…by completing…”
Rise Again — by Dallas Holm
Go ahead, drive the nails in my hands
Laugh at me where you stand
Go ahead, and say it isn’t me
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