Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30, NIV 1984).
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” (Matthew 28:5–6, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Funny how the misuse of punctuation can change the meaning of a phrase. “Your dinner versus you’re dinner: one leaves you nourished and the other leaves you dead.” Satan probably thought he had brought an end God’s grand design of putting Jesus on the throne. But where Satan placed a period, God placed an exclamation point!
In between the crucifixion and the resurrection, the disciples were left with a question mark. What did His death on the cross mean? Absolutely nothing, without the exclamation point. The one (resurrection) “leaves you nourished” (never hunger), the other (only the crucifixion) “leaves you dead” (in your sins). “It may seem like Friday night, but Sunday’s on the way!” (Carman). “Just as He said.”
My Advice – “Funny” how the misuse of a gift can change the meaning of what Christ did. If one does not accept the gift, it means nothing. Accept the gift but be “punctual.”