WFW: Why Jesus Came

"And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross." ~ Colossians 2:13-14

"Nailed to the top of Jesus’ cross is a “certificate of debt” to Caesar, a public display of Jesus’ crime: “King of the Jews.” When punishment is complete, Caesar’s court will cancel the debt with a single Greek word stamped upon the parchment’s face: “tetelestai.” Finished. Paid in full.

Being king of the Jews is not the crime Jesus pays for, however. Hidden to all but the Father is another certificate nailed to that cross: ours. In the darkness that shrouds Calvary from the sixth to the ninth hour, God the Father unleashes His fury upon His sinless Son who has taken upon Himself the crimes of the world as if guilty of all.

At the last, it is not the cross that takes Jesus’ life. When the full payment is made, when the last of the sin debt melts away and the justice of God is fully satisfied, Jesus simply dismisses His spirit with a single Greek word that falls from His lips: “Tetelestai.” It is finished." (Courtesy: click here)

This is what Christmas is all about: "... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief" (1 Timothy 1:15). MERRY CHRISTMAS!


  1. Excellent post, Miss S!

    I think that too many people keep Jesus a baby by celebrating His birth, but His death and resurrection is the most important part of Christmas!!

    Your post is very inspiring and cool. Keep up the good work.

  2. Amen!!!! Good post. I think sinners like to think of Jesus as a harmless baby, because they make no demands (except for feeding and.. well, you know..). But the suffering servant and mighty king is a different matter. Have a blessed holiday.

  3. Well done, Miss S., except I have to argue about one thing: I'm pretty sure I'm the chief sinner.

    Thanks for reminding me. :)


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