And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
There’s much we can learn from Jesus’ statement, “Father, into thy hands I commend my Spirit.” From Jesus’ statement we can sense trust at play here.
It’s very important whom you trust and more so when it has to do with your soul.
When we read the popular funeral scripture reading in Ecclesiastes 12:7, it emphasises the fact that the breath of man came from God and will go back to Him when we die.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Many people today put their trust in their fellow men and they even sell their souls to demons to gain fame and wealth. What they fail to realize is that the soul belongs to God, who gave it, not man or demons.
Jesus Christ came with a purpose and he fulfilled that purpose. During His earthly ministries He kept acknowledging God as the source of everything He did. He acknowledged that God the Father sent him. And who is much qualified to keep His soul if not in the safe hands of the almighty God.
We have choices, but we must decide that for our lives to have meaning and purpose, we must entrust our lives to the safety of God, who the Psalmist says is our refuge and strength.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:2
This is the time, it’s now, not tomorrow. We must entrust our lives to the care of the Lord by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. With God, it does not matter how ‘big’ your sin is, Jesus paid it in full on the cross. Jesus died you to live.
Today is Good Friday because for us as Christians, the goodness of it is not just about the death of Jesus Christ, it’s good because when Christ died we were reconciled to God the father. If Jesus had not died we wouldn’t have been reconciled to God and we will still be struggling in our sins to please God. Think about it.