His Last Words
I have a book in my office that is entitled, All the Last Words of Saints and Sinners. Some of the most profound words ever spoken are someone’s last words.
“Father into your hands I commit my spirit!” These were the last words Jesus spoke before he died. When we look at this phrase we see first that He calls God, Father. This showed his heritage. Jesus is God’s son. Then he said, “into your hands I commit my spirit!” This shows the Father’s protection. Jesus speaks of the Father’s hands in John 10:28-29, “…no one will snatch them out my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. And no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” The Lord “committed” his spirit to God meaning, he gave all to God.
If Jesus was willing to trust and commit everything to the Father, then so should we. If you are a believer, you already trust God to take your soul to Heaven when you die. So why is it so hard to trust God with our daily lives? Jesus committed everything for your salvation. In turn, we should commit to God all of ourselves and every part of our life to Him.
Lord, help me to have the faith to commit all my life to you. I know that you love me and desire what is best for my life. Take all of me. I freely surrender all.