"It is Finished."
Down for the Count.
So was Jesus.
Bloodied and Beaten
The words, "It is Finished" on His lips.
That agonizing utterance precipitated
The Greatest Beginning
When we, too, are hanging,
When even that all-important Last Thread has snapped,
When the dreadful feeling fills our hearts,
the one in our terrified bewilderment that we barely dare to utter,
"My God! My God?! Why have You forsaken me??!"
We may also be,
Paradoxically and Providentially,
At The Beginning.
...and this very paradox, agonizing as it is,
would dictate that when we, too, are Finished
what has been Authored can finally come to pass
In this Divine Economy,
Death sets the stage,
becomes the Doorway,
and is servant to,
"Life comes back. Life Always comes back."
"Death is swallowed up, utterly vanquished forever, in victory. Oh death, where is your victory? Oh grave, where is your sting? Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory and makes us Conquerors with and through the Lord Jesus Christ."
-1 Corinthians: 15:55-57