What Jesus Felt - April 6, 2022

On Calvary’s Hill, Christ lifts his heavy head toward the heavens crying out, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani”—that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

We would ask the same. Why him? Why forsake your son?  Forsake the murderers.  Desert the evildoers.  Abandon them, not him.

What did Jesus feel on the cross?  The icy displeasure of a sin-hating God. Why? Because Jesus carried our sins in His body. With hands nailed open, he invited God, Treat me as you would treat them.  And God did.  In an act that broke the heart of the Father, yet honored the holiness of heaven, sin-purging judgment flowed over the sinless Son of the ages.

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Why did God scream those words? So you’ll never have to!