Wednesday, March 23, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Tetelestai }

I recently shared with y'all a wreath I made last year and printed the word "Tetelestai" to  go on the cross in the center.  I wanted to talk a bit more about that word because it holds a special memory for me.  The first time I had ever heard it was several years ago when Pappy and I went to a Good Friday service where seven different pastors spoke about the seven phrases/words that Jesus spoke from the cross.  My favorite of all the pastors shared the word "tetelestai"and I've never forgotten the impact it had on me.  I thought it might be interesting to some of you, too.

John 19:30
   When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 
“It is finished.” 
With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Tetelestai  is a Greek word meaning "it is finished".
The word tetelestai was also written on business documents or receipts in New Testament times to show that a bill had been paid in full. The connection between receipts and what Christ accomplished would have been quite clear to John’s Greek-speaking readers.....
 it would be unmistakable that Jesus Christ had died to pay for their sins.

This  little "sign" is my prayer for each of us ladies.....

that we realize our worth in Christ Jesus!

He loved us so much that He died for us.....
let us remember that and celebrate His love for us.

HOPE each of you has a wonderfully blessed Wednesday!


  1. I love big words! Especially words that I can not say, such as this one ((big smiles). Have a beautiful day, friend.

  2. Oh I've got to copy this or write it down. Love this post. IN LOVE with that sign....Let us live like we are worth the price He paid! AMEN sister....Hugs and blessings,Cindy

  3. Your post has touched my heart. I'm with Cindy, I have got to print it and put it in my scrapbook. He is Risen, Hallelujah to the Lamb of God.

  4. I goggled the pronunciation. Interesting indeed! Thanks for expanding our knowledge with this post and perfect reminder of wonderous blessings!

  5. Thank you for sharing this. I did not know this word. I will have to add it to the wall in my Prayer Closet!! I'm so glad to find your blog.

  6. So beautiful, Deb. Jesus paid the price and the receipt was written in His blood. I don't think our finite minds can even grasp fully what that all means. Thank you for this beautiful post.


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24