Today is the seventh in a series on the 7 Last Words of Christ.
To you I lift up my spirit.
Jesus turned over what was rightly his Father’s Spirit to the Lord. He gave up the spiritual aspect of himself that ultimately belongs to God the Father. For the Spirit of the Lord came down upon Christ in his baptism. It rested on Christ until this time when Christ returned it to his Father, leaving his physical body to die. Three days later the Spirit of the Lord would be breathed back into Christ and he would be raised up.