I was on the way to work the other day, and pensive about some situations happening in my life.
It’s so easy to think at times “my God, my God where are you? Why have you forsaken me?!” amid trials or when things aren’t going as planned.
But how humbling and sobering is it to think that Jesus, as He hung on the cross on this very day also cried out the same thing to the Father as He bore all our sins and shame on His shoulders:
“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
It actually brought me to tears to think that everything I’ve gone through, going through, and going to go through Jesus had already experienced, and worse. Betrayed by close confidants, let down by trusted friends and then as the whole of His whole life came to it’s climax: died a brutal death on a cross.
A moment in history that changed everything forever.
Thank God that’s not me. Thank God I didn’t receive that punishment that I deserved.
I’ll leave you with this:
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
It is truly Good Friday. God’s death was for you as much as it is for me.
I pray that you can reflect of the magnitude that God incarnate came to die, to make things right for our sakes.