It Is Finished

Tetelestai, a simple ten letter word in Greek meaning: It is finished.

When Jesus spoke these words from the cross he was using a simple everyday Greek word that all who heard it would have understood.

Slaves and servants used the word on completing tasks saying "Tetelestai"; it is completed as the master required. The priests would have understood it from when they inspected the sacrifices brought to the temple. The priest would inspect the animal offered and if it was spotless and without blemish he would declare "Tetelestai"; it is perfect. Merchants and traders would have understood Jesus. Upon completing a transaction the merchant would declare "Tetelestai"; it is paid in full.

Jesus on the cross declared "Tetelestai"; it is completed as the Father required, Jesus was the perfect sacrifice without spot or blemish and Jesus paid the price for our sin in full.

"It is finished" - Hallelujah!
As part of International Book week my boys get to dress up as a favourite book character today.

Eli might not look too thrilled but he chose to go as Little Brown Mouse from The Gruffalo whilst Joel is truly thrilled to be going as Gollum from The hobbit.

So proud of their choices!

Also, yesterday we went to school for the parent/teacher consultations and we were thrilled to hear that they are both excellent readers. Joel's teacher is especially amazed at his obsession with books and his recently assessed reading age of 14yrs 3 mths and he's not even 10 yet.  Meanwhile Eli is just excellent at everything!