I love you.
The three best words ever spoken.
In French, they say Je t’aime.
In Italian, Ti amo. Spanish, Te amo.
Germans say Ich liebe dich.
But on Good Friday, Christ said I love you with three different words: It is finished.
With these three words, Christ had taken all our sin upon Himself and set us free from its destructive, powerful grip. He bought us eternal life.
No more would we have to pay the penalty of our sin. Christ paid it all. It is finished.
I love you couldn’t be said better . . . unless perhaps followed by three other words on the third day: He is risen.
On this Good Friday, let’s focus on these three powerful, extravagant ways Jesus said to us, I love you.
Three Powerful Ways Jesus Said I Love You
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
~ John 15:13 ESV
It is finished.
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
~ John 19:30 ESV
He is risen.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
~ Matthew 28:6 KJV