“Jesus said, "I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don't really believe me. Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don't let go. I came down from heaven not to follow my own whim but to accomplish the will of the One who sent me.
This, in a nutshell, is that will: that everything handed over to me by the Father be completed—not a single detail missed—and at the wrap-up of time I have everything and everyone put together, upright and whole. This is what my Father wants; that anyone who sees the Son and aligns with him will enter real life, eternal life. My part is to put them on their feet alive and whole at the completion of time.” (John 6:39-40, The Message)
What is meant by summation? Summing up is to bring to a conclusion-the final say! Following are some definitions for a Summation:
1. Final argument in court
2. Summary of something said…a summary of something said and/or written
3. Total…the total amount or aggregate
4. Addition…the process of adding something up to find a total
5. In conclusion-bringing to a close
Jesus used some very strong words in this passage that got me meditating on why we worry so much. If in fact; if these definitive words of Jesus are true, (they are) then we need to adjust our system of belief. Yes, is the right answer according to the words of Jesus! Let’s take a closer look at His assertion of completion.
In these days of explosive uncertainty, we need an anchor for our dreams, hopes and faith. Jesus is that anchor of certainty! He knew we would go through very uncertain and difficult times and provides us with unshakable assurance. Can we finish this race with a certain excellent outcome? YES!!!
Jesus hit the bulls’ eye that obliterates worry, uncertainty, doubt and unbelief. His declaration on Calvary’s Cross is the foundation upon which all faith is built: “It is finished”.
That means His redemptive work is complete. He summed up everything needed for our salvation, hopes, destiny and dreams. We have a brand new reality! The old is gone forever and the “NEW” has come forever! “Everything handed over to me by the Father is completed-not a single detail—missed—and at the wrap up of time I’ll have everything and everyone put together, upright and whole.” You can rest in His peace, grace and love.
In the grip of Papa’s certainty! Ron Ross