These are the last words that Jesus utters as recorded in John 19:30. When Jesus says this, He is not only talking about the ending of His physical suffering on the cross but He is also saying that everything that needed to be done to restore us back with God had been completed. Because He lived a sinless life and chooses to be the perfect sacrifice needed to satisfy the consequences of sin, now all of those who believe in him have access to His righteousness (or right standing with God). This is typically referred to as “the finished works of Jesus Christ.”
When we choose to believe in Jesus, He comes and lives inside of us. This establishes us as new creatures in Christ. Through the constant work of the Holy Spirit inside of us, the character and attributes of God begin to take root in us. This includes many of the words on garment. Love, holiness, innocence, peace, forgiveness and restoration.
This the 1 Corinthians 13 love that the Bible speaks about. It is a picture of God's love that we are called to reflect with our fellow man. In practice, mature love pushes us past feelings into action. Love is a verb.
This design uses illustrations of people operating in their gifts and talents to reinforce the fact that we are all unique and individual versions of ourselves. In a world full of easy access to comparison, it's sometimes hard to remember that God didn’t make any mistakes when he created us. In Ephesians 2:14, it says that we are His handiwork. We are unapologetically made in His image.
The peace of God is a position of rest that we have when we choose to focus on Him and His goodness. Isaiah 26:3 tells us that God keeps us in peace when we keep our eyes on Him. After a year like 2020, it’s important to understand where your peace comes from.