“It is finished” was not a cry of defeat but a cry of victory. Christ was sent to the earth to bridge the gap between God and man and he did just that. Because of his precious sacrifice, we can directly ask God for forgiveness of our wrongs and mistakes. What man had broken, God decided to mend because of his all encompassing love for us. What a wonderful gift to be able to approach God as clean, forgiven people. Thank you father for your loving mercy that touches all that ask in faith for it.