Welcome to part 4 of #TheFinalWords series looking at how the 7 statements of Jesus on the cross!
The physical pain of the beatings, thorns, nails, and suffocation was not the most painful part of Christ’s crucifixion.
Jesus had enjoyed a perfect relationship with his father for all eternity so when he felt the separation,
he quoted Ps 22:2 crying out in a loud voice “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
This was perhaps the darkest moment in history, so God turned the noon sky black.
Can you imagine the pain of being abandoned by the person you love most in your moment of greatest need!
Why? Jesus was forsaken, so we never have to be.
On the cross all of our sins were placed upon Christ.
And God, in his absolute holiness, could not look upon our sin. As the song says,
How great the pain of searing loss, the father turned his face away.
Next time think God has abandoned you, remember that Jesus was abandoned, so you never have to be!
If you are a follower of Jesus, God promises to never leave you or forsake you!