And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Jesus shows His faith in the Father… completely, again using a quote from King David…
In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.
Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished:
“A plan was fulfilled; a salvation was made possible; a love shown. He had taken our place. He had demonstrated both humanity’s brokenness and God’s love. He had offered himself fully to God as a sacrifice on behalf of humanity.”
~ Adam Hamilton ~
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Traditionally known as “The Word of Distress”, this action marks the fulfillment of the prophetic word of King David…
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Jesus was thirsty, but not merely for a drink. He is thirsty for all of us. Thirsty for you and me. Jesus is calling us to Him, desiring our souls. As man desires water, Jesus desires us.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?