The other day, I finished a movie I was watching. I also finished my lunch, finished getting dressed, finished a phone call with my mom, finished baseball practice. I’ve even finished my taxes; there’s not much time left, you know. But you know, I’m never really finished with them. I’ll have to do them again. They’re recurring tasks.
There are some of you who will finish school in a month or so, but you won’t stop learning. Your children will move away from home, but you aren’t finished being a parent. These are processes that last a lifetime.
Another thing that we may “finish” with, here and there, but are never really finished with, is God. Even though the worship service is over, we shouldn’t stop worshipping. After we’ve read the psalm, if we shut off the pondering and meditating of God’s Word, we’ll never get it memorized. What about rejoicing, praying, and thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)? Even better is the fact that God is not finished with us either. God is grooming us, pruning us, working on us. We are to be “transformed by the renewing of our mind” (Romans 12:2). “Our inner man is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16).
However, there is one thing that is finished. That’s the sacrifice of Christ on the cross for the sins of the world. Amen!
“Jesus knew that his mission was now finished,…he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.”John 19:28, 30 NLT
Jesus was an acceptable sin sacrifice, finished His work, and paid the debt. In full. Finished. Forever.
So what’s finished for you? If you’ve put your trust in Jesus to cancel your sin debt, then that’s finished. But walking with Him, learning from Him, and serving Him isn’t.
It’s not until we reach heaven that we’re finished, complete, made perfect in Christ. But even then, we won’t be finished worshiping. That’ll go on forever.
So what’s finished for me? Well, this article…for now.