Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Luke 23:46 (NIV)
He Breathed His Last
Keith Mychaluk started fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in 2002 and it’s estimated that he’s raised around $225,000 in the past two decades. His motivation for fundraising is personal. From a young age, Mychaluk watched his mother, Karen, suffer from multiple sclerosis, a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Mychaluk told Global news that his commitment remains strong and he plans on continuing to do so until he breaths his last breath.
Jesus’ entire life was a three-decade trip to Calvary. The plans that had been set before the world was created were coming to pass. Jesus was born to die, and Luke 23:46 tells us: “Jesus called out with a loud voice, ’Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When He had said this, he breathed his last.” When Jesus breathed His last breath, all that was necessary for our redemption had been accomplished. This dark day has come to be called “good” because on this side of His death we recognize that it was only because of what happened on the Cross two millennia ago that our salvation is assured. Today is good because through Jesus’ death on the cross millions of men, women and children have had their sins removed and eternal life secured. Jesus died for you. He bore the punishment that I deserve and you deserve because of our sin. If you will reach out in faith to him, He will remove your sin and fill your heart with peace and joy. Put your faith in Jesus and discover why this day is called good.
These have been words from the heart.