Monday, October 18, 2010

Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Go ahead and dive into that mystery. The Word which was God from the beginning cries unto the Father God and expresses a sense of detachment from His Father. The words “Father” and “Son” are given for our benefit and understanding, but since Jesus was God eternal the term lacks complete congruity with what we know as human sons. But of that profound mystery we can be assured of this: It was all for us.

That truly is all we actually know and that is all we need to know. The cross and everything that transpired in those six hours was all for us. A glory, a mystery, a sacrifice, a wonder, and a hallowed event…all for us.

And we are called, not just as grateful spectators, but as participants and imitators.


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