“MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
What more haunting words could any person speak than “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” How could we endure a moment if our Creator would turn His back and ignore our every plea? Where would we turn for help, comfort, and solace if we could not turn to God?
Sadly there are many moments in life where it seems God has forsaken us. We cry out to God in the midst of illness, financial struggles, unemployment, family problems, yet nothing changes. We wonder if God has heard us-or might He have forsaken us too?
This Lenten season we study those dreadful words coming from the lips of God’s only-begotten Son Jesus Christ as He hangs on the cross. But that was not the first time Jesus uttered those words. A thousand years before He spoke those very words through His great ancestor King David. The great psalmist faithfully recorded Jesus’ words in the twenty-second psalm. This psalm vividly predicts His bitter sufferings, death, and resurrection. It will be the source of our Lenten devotions as we explore the depths of our Savior’s sacrifice for us.