In this short devotional, William Boekestein (pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan) helps us prepare for Easter by focusing our attention on the seven sayings of Christ from the cross. Maybe you’re familiar with him crying out, “It is finished!” while hanging on the cross, but have you ever realized that Jesus spoke seven times? In his final hours, our savior spoke words of forgiveness, salvation, reconciliation, triumph, and reunion.
Take time the week before Easter to read and reflect each day, by yourself or with your family, on these seven sayings from the cross. As you do, I pray you’ll be comforted and encouraged as you meditate on God’s love and mercy towards us in Christ.