“All Done”

“I am the Lord, and there is no other,
    besides me there is no God.” Isaiah 45:5

“And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,

‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
    who was and is and is to come!’

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down… and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

‘Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
    to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
    and by your will they existed and were created.’” Revelation 4:8-11

“And he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.'” “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 21:6; 22:13

‘Holy holy holy, Lord God Almighty, early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee…’ While at play, the two-year-old sang earnestly, robustly, through the first stanza of the song, then said with finality, “All done.” Yes, all done. This truth, that the Triune God is holy holy holy, is an ‘all done’ that holds fast and secure and is enough to fill our mind for the time being and the long haul. He is God, we are not. All done. He is holy, we are sinners, Jesus died to save us forever. All done. Finis.

The glorious blaze of sunset flames in the clouded eastern sky, reflecting with indescribable glory that the day is done. How fitting an illustration for the magnificence of Christ’s wondrous, ‘It is done.’ How freeing are those words? Do we catch their fire? He is enough, and done! I need not, cannot, add anything!

“All the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before you.
For kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust…
Posterity shall serve him;
    it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
    that he has done it.” Psalm 22:27-31

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“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

Am I trying to contribute, to work my penance, to pay restitution through hardship, to earn favor? Jesus finished the penalty of my sin at the cross. All done. Do I instead believe, by faith, that He has all done everything by His grace? Finished with guilt, shame, bitterness, and despair? He has crushed the enemy of death, and will one day vanquish the deceiver who seeks to destroy us. Are we rejoicing in the freedom that it’s all done, for us? (John 10:10; 1 Corinthians 15:24-26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Revelation 20:10)

Lord, may I cease striving and rest in the glory of Your All Done.

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