Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s
light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into
thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. —Luke 23:44-46
Sisters and Brothers,
Today is Good Friday.
Today, the Lamb of God, the one who takes away the sin of the world, gave up his life for the world.
Today, God’s love for us is revealed in that, while we are yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Today, the one who was without sin became sin so that he might live his life through us.
Jesus final words were, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!”
Today, will you commit yourself to him?
Today, will you, for the first time or for the hundredth, commit yourself to the way of Christ, the way of sacrificial love?
Today, will you, as a sign of your gratitude for Christ’s great gift of salvation, give sacrificially of that which God has given you for the sake of others?
Today, will you let his last words be your prayer?
Into your hands I commit my spirit.
I commit myself to you
to live, work, and pray
as a member of the body in Christ.
I give myself body, mind, and spirit
to your service and the ministries to which you have called me.
Give me vision, give me courage, and give me joy,
that the world may believe that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to your eternal glory. Amen.
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Donnie Wilkinson