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.
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.