Forsaken

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

Yourself

 

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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