The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of February 19-25, 2017, is Psalm 22:27-31.  This psalm is commonly referred to as the Psalm of the Cross.  It is a Messianic Psalm, that is a psalm that refers to the life of Jesus Christ.  This psalm refers to His suffering on the cross, however the final verses, the verses chosen for study this week, refers to Jesus’s work on the cross being completed.


All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall bow down and worship before You, for the kingship and the kingdom are the Lord’s, and He is the ruler over the nations.  All the mighty ones upon earth shall eat [in thanksgiving] and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive.  Posterity shall serve Him; they shall tell of the Lord to the next generation.  They shall come and shall declare His righteousness to a people yet to be born—that He has done it [that it is finished]!  (Psalm 22:27-31, AMP)


Because Jesus was willing to suffer and die, because Jesus was willing to be cut off from His Father, because Jesus loved each and every one of us, we are all able to be saved from our sins.  Jesus completed His task.  He died and rose again!  Just for you!  Because of Jesus, we can rejoice!  As you mediate on, pray over, and reflect upon this weeks passage, consider what Jesus has done for you.