Why do so many jokes start with 3 guys?
The next thing I will say here is no joke.
On this day about 2 thousand years ago three guys hung from crosses on a hill outside of Jerusalem. They weren’t tied to the cross, they were nailed, through the hands and feet. Two of them were thieves, the third was a man named Jesus.
We have a record of his Jesus’ last words. The last thing he said was, ” it is finished “
“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (Jn 19:30)
What did he mean?
He meant that the job of paying for all of the sin in the world, all the wrongs, all the hurts and hates, the stains on the souls of men that could not be removed by men had been removed by God.
This is no ordinary man this guy Jesus. He is the very, the only son of God.
Much to our relief he did not stay dead. 3 days later he rose from the dead. He is alive! Jesus is alive.
He died to finish the plan of our salvation and he rose from the dead to give us eternal life.
Three guys hung on crosses to their deaths. One guy said “It is finished”. And so it is.
Do you want to be forgiven and made clean this Easter? All we gotta do is ask.