It Is Finished!

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During his pastoral visits, Dr. Chalmers called on a woman who proved to be anxious and troubled about her soul. Her constant cry was: "Oh, tell me what can I do? What can I do to be saved?"
Again and again the minister told of the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and how the suffering Savior had cried on the cross, "It is finished!"
It seemed, however, that all he said was in vain. Still the same earnest cry fell from her lips: "Oh, tell me: what must I do to be saved?"
At length Dr. Chalmers said: "Then would you like for the Lord Jesus to come down from heaven again, and to suffer upon the cross for your sins? He has been nailed there; He has done all the work of redemption, and He has said: 'It is finished!' Should He do it all again—for you?"
The spell was broken. The anxious one looked off from herself, and anything she could do, to the risen Savior, and to that glorious, all-sufficient work which He had done, and at once entered into rest of soul.
If I gained the world but lost the Savior,
Were my life worth living for a day?
Could my yearning heart find rest and comfort
In the things that soon must pass away?
If I gained the world, but lost the Savior,
Would my gain be worth the toil and strife?
Are all earthly treasures worth comparing
With the gift of God, eternal life?