Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”
With His dying words, Jesus teaches His students where following Him will ultimately lead. To the true source of life – the Father.
Jesus dies as He lived. With extreme dedication to His Heavenly Father! His daily commitment to the Father was unquestioned. It will be no less in death.
Jesus’ life was lived in devotion to His Father. His life was directed by the Will of the Father. The desires of the Father informed His every thought and action.
Into the everlasting loving Hands of God! This is where the Teacher directs His own life at the end of the day.
And this is where He leads us.
This is what being a student of Jesus is all about. This is what we learn from Him.
For only Jesus reveals God to us. It is He who teaches us how to live a life given over into the Father’s Hand.
As we listen to the Teacher, day by day, we are learning more about what it means to please God. We are also being gradually changed to become more like the Teacher in heart and life.
At the end of our days, the question will be, “Into whose hands did we commit our spirit?”