At about three o’clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

[Matt 27:46 NET]

The most stupendous scene ever witnessed on the earth was the dying of Jesus Christ.

It is a comfort to other sufferers who are staggered by the mystery of their sorrows to know that even Jesus, for a time at least, on His cross, could not find His Father’s face in the darkness. Yet in His feeling of forsakenness His faith did not fail.

“He said ‘Forsaken.’ Then doubt is not sin.

But ‘tis to stand in the night, and within

Feel, for a while, as if day could not win.

“His cure was this – to hold fast through the night,

Though bowed and blind with the dust of the fight,

God; God as ‘My God,’ unseen, but my right.”


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