Sermon Illustrations

While the sixth saying of Jesus on the Cross was a declaration of triumph, “It is finished!”, this last one is a declaration of trust.

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

The word commit means, “to deposit something of great value in a safe place.” Our life is filled with all types of examples of this: a baby-sitter for your children on Friday night, a trustworthy mechanic for your SUV, the safety deposit box at the bank.