Laconic (John 19:30)

It is a word that is underutilized in today’s vernacular and it is ironic since it encapsulates the method of communication that has supplanted traditional letters and long conversations, in favor of short bursts of text messages and emojis.

 

Laconic.

 

Dictionary.com defines it as using few words; expressing much in few words; concise.

There is nothing wrong with being succinct with our communications. However, if we chose this path, our brief message must be overflowing with impact and relevance.

 

…he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

John 19:30 (ESV)

 

With these three words, Jesus declared that God’s plan of redemption was complete. His death on the Cross meant that He had supernaturally taken all of the sins that humans had ever committed or will commit, bringing it upon His broken and tortured Body. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead showing all creation that not even death had power over Him. By confessing and repenting of our sins and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we would gain forgiveness of our sins and eternal life and salvation.

 

It is finished! The debt to God was paid in full!

 

Jesus Christ is the Master of laconic statements with eternal impact!

 

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

 

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