Famous last words. We use this phrase in English in at least two major ways. On the one hand, “famous last words” might, as the phrase suggests, simply describe the last recorded words of famous people. Marie Antoinette is reported to have stepped on her
Jesus wanted his followers to have peace in the midst of tribulation. He encouraged their peace because he had overcome the world. Since he overcame, we can be at peace that we, too, will conquer as we rely on his strength.
In the healing of the man at the pool, Jesus clearly displayed his deity. At this time of the year, it is important for us to remember that Jesus was both fully God and fully man, a truth that this text highlights.
In some of Jesus’ final words on the cross—“It is finished”—we learn that Jesus’ earthly mission was finished, his work of redemption was finished, and the power of death was finished. As meditate on this text, let us learn to rest in the finished work