And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ –Matthew 27:46
Even Jesus felt forsaken.
God's only son.
What He went through on the cross was so horrific, it was, to many watching, beyond understanding.
Why Jesus? The man who was without spot or blemish. The man who was least deserving of what was put upon Him.
There are times in life where we are walking through things that seem as if they are beyond comprehension.
I felt that way as I held the hand of my husband as he took his last breath. I felt that way as I stood over the near lifeless body of my brand new baby girl.
The moon and stars they wept the morning sun was dead the Savior of the world was fallen.
His body on the cross His blood poured out for us the weight of every curse was broken.
One final breath He gave as Heaven looked away the Son of God was laid in darkness.
A battle in the grave the war on death was waged the power of hell forever broken.
Oh have you ever feel as if Heaven was looking away? As if God Himself has forgotten you in your circumstance? As if the darkness that once merely encroached on you is now enveloping you?
You just wait.
The ground began to shake the stone was rolled away His perfect love could not be overcome.
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated!
He was not alone.
He never was.
He was not abandoned.
He was not defeated.
In fact, out of His darkest hour came a light so bright that it left every power of darkness trembling in its wake.
Since that moment life has never been the same. Death was conquered.
It holds no sting, it holds no victory.
All of this good came from a moment, that on the surface, seemed so bad. So horrifically bad.
But God was just getting started.
You may be walking through your own personal darkness right now.
It may seem horrific.
It may seem beyond understanding.
But You are not alone.
You never were.
Sometimes when it seems as though Heaven is looking away, it's really just getting started.
Remembering His sacrifice today.