Our minister asked us to memorize Psalm 31:5 and meditate on it this month.  Chew on it, tear it apart, try to understand more of what it means.

Into Your hands I commit my spirit;
You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.

On the cross, Jesus stopped after the first line.  Did He run out of breath?  Did He run out of time on earth?

Nope.  He was in control at all times, and He knew exactly what He was doing.  The problem is that the second line is in the past tense, and Jesus still had three days in hell ahead of Him.

On the very first Easter Sunday, though, He could have finished the verse.  That would be after God the Father brought Him up.  And because of that finished action, that price paid to redeem us from the hostage-taker, all of us can quote (and live) the whole verse.

Hallelujah! Christ arose!