As Jesus hung on the cross, bloodied and bruised and
agonizing, His thoughts and purpose for us remained steadfast.These are the words He chose to speak as His
last before His work was done and just a few things we can learn from them.
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know
what they are doing."
He showed us mercy and forgiveness and gave us hope that we can forgive no matter the
"I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
He showed us grace and the hope of
"Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here
is your mother." John
He showed us His compassionate provision.
“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You
forsaken Me?” Matthew
He showed us that even when we don’t understand we are to cling to the
Father in the midst of our suffering.
"I am thirsty." John
He showed us humility.
"It is finished!" John
He showed us His completed
work.There is nothing left for us to
"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Luke
He showed us complete dependence and
trust in the Father for our
Question4U: What lessons do you learn from Jesus' last words on the cross?