You were forsaken

by the people you came to save


Condemned to die

as an innocent man


As God


And You willingly,

through tears and anguish,

torture and mockery


took my sentence


You were forsaken

by the Father You love


Your heart



He had to turn His back to You


For You were dark

with my sin


You were forsaken

by everyone


And I can’t begin to know

how that must have felt


For that act

brought me love

and acceptance


Thank you, my  beautiful Savior,

for being forsaken

for me

– Susie Stewart


From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.  About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”

Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink.  The rest said, “Now leave Him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save Him.”

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.  They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

When the centurion and those with Him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely He was the Son of God!”

– Matthew 27:45-54 (NIV)


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