Through: Lasting hope through Jesus’ cries from the Cross by Steve Chick
Illustrations by Meg Leigh
For centuries the words of one man have given lasting hope to all those facing the ultimate challenge that death poses. His name is Jesus. The Bible says that God sent him to set free all those who were overwhelmed by their fear of death. He claimed that anyone who put their trust in him, and in what he said, would never die.
In the six hours it took for him to die, Jesus didn’t say much. Yet what he did say was profound. His seven cries from the Cross provide answers to humanity’s deep need for forgiveness, security and belonging. They fill the human heart with confidence, that when we close our eyes on this life God will take us home. To prove that he meant what he said, Jesus rose from the dead.
Jesus’ cries from the Cross offer lasting hope to all who look at him. They were, and still are, famous last words!