46 Then about that time Jesus shouted, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”which means, “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” Matthew 27:46
Even though His mother and John were near, most of his disciples had abandoned Him, running and hiding in fear. Jesus went from the height of popularity to the lowest depth of disdain within a week’s time. Not long ago, people were shouting Hosanna and now they are crying out for His death. Jesus is alone.
The Great Divorce
In an unprecedented event, more problematic than His friends and family abandoning Him was the fact that God, His Father, turned His back on Him. How does God separate from God? This truly is the great divorce that God could somehow peel Himself away from His one and only son. Yet because Jesus had become sin, God could no longer look upon Him. If…
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