Words From The Cross (Part 7)
"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." - Luke 23:46
Jesus' last words from the cross were a dying prayer that showed absolute trust in God. Jesus had forgiven His enemies, offered mercy to a criminal, prayed for His mother, felt abandoned by God, expressed a thirst, gave a shout of triumph, and now He offers up a prayer of absolute trust to His Father. When Jesus spoke, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit", He was praying the words of Psalm 31:5, "Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.” Through this prayer, Jesus is teaching us that no matter what darkness we face, no matter our despair, when we're walking through the valley of death, when we're facing the unknown we should pray, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” . Then trust in God that He will deliver us from whatever challenging circumstance we may be going through.
Friends, Jesus ended His suffering by teaching us how to live each day – not in fear, not with anxiety, or uncertainty, but with confidence, hope and trust in God. This week, take the time to memorize these words and join Jesus in this prayer each day....."Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."