Dear Hope family,

Thought for the Week

“It is finished … ”

John 19v30 “Jesus said, ‘It is Finished!’ With that he bowed his head, he gave up his spirit.” (NIV)

An amazing verse to dwell on as we remember the events of the trial and crucifixion over the next twenty four hours. He did it all for you and me.

My mind goes to the words of the 19th century hymn:


1 Man of sorrows what a name

for the Son of God, who came

ruined sinners to reclaim:

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


2 Bearing shame and scoffing rude,

in my place condemned he stood,

sealed my pardon with his blood:

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


3 Guilty, helpless, lost were we;

blameless Lamb of God was he,

sacrificed to set us free:

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


4 He was lifted up to die;

“It is finished” was his cry;

now in heaven exalted high:

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


5 When he comes, our glorious King,

all his ransomed home to bring,

then anew this song we’ll sing:

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!


May you know the joy of assurance your sins all forgiven and belonging to God this Easter.


With love and blessing,