In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos'
(matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos'
which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain
theme over a period of time, say a fortnight, have richly edified me. In fact, both
styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying
spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground'
a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the
deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.
In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the
styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different
facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style
than the 'Varying topics' one.
Having dwelt on the topic of Christian journey and the “Conquest of Canaan”
in the previous months, now in the month of March, considering that
we are in the season of Lent, I intend to focus on the subject- “Lent season”.
Once again, let me wish you a happy and an edifying read…
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." -
The sixth sentence the Lord uttered on the cross was “It is finished” which translated
in Greek is Tetelestai (mind you not a sentence per se but actually one word). This word
uttered in total exhaustion with pitch darkness overshadowing the afternoon sun
(If Jesus birth witnessed supernatural events like appearance of a Strange star,
angels singing in the sky before the bedazzled shepherds, then at his death could miracles be
missing? NO WAY!) spoke as eloquently about his determination as it did about
His “MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT”.
Tetelestai comes from the verb teleo, which means “to bring to
an end, to complete, to accomplish.” It’s a crucial word because it signifies the successful
end to a particular course of action. It’s the word you would use when you climb to the peak
of Mt. Everest; it’s the word you would use when you turn in the final copy of your dissertation;
it’s the word you would use when you make the final payment on your new car; it’s the word you
use when you cross the finish line of your first marathon. The word means more than
just “I survived.” It means “I did exactly what I set out to do.” The Lamb of God set apart to be
slain for the sins before the founding of the world
(I Peter 1:20) had finally accomplished its
task. The price for redemption for man from the chains of sin had been paid. God’s search
in the Garden of Eden
(Genesis 3:9), subsequent to Adam’s fall “ Adam where are you?”,
had finally ended. TETELESTAI! WHAT A GLORIOUS WORD OF TRIUMPH!
Lord Jesus, the determination that you displayed in going about thy Father’s business,
it would continue to inspire all of us, till thy II Coming and beyond. Make us walk in thy path,
pleasing the Heavenly father in life and death. Amen.