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What did Jesus mean when He said in one of His last recorded word in the Gospel of Mark 15, while on the cross, that God had abandoned Him? This may seem to be confusing if not controversial as we are taught to believe since our walk within faith that God will never leave and even forsake us. Jesus cried with a loud “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”, which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The Son of God Himself said that God abandoned Him. How much more about us who constantly sin? Did God the Father really abandon the Son? The Son whom we know is God in human flesh.

He was both Son of God (John 3:16) and God in human flesh (I Timothy 3:16). Yes, He was fully man, but He was also fully God (Colossians 2:9). Being God, He has the power that He can use to avoid the pain and suffering but did not use it and instead became fully man at that situation to complete His mission. To bear witness for our sins without exception, He was without sin and became sinners when He took upon Himself all our sins. He took our place in order for us to have a renewed relationship with the Father. The Father sent Him that through Him the world may be saved. The Father did not send Him to die a horrible death but Jesus own word said in John 10, that He lay down His life willingly and has the authority to lay it down and authority to take it again. Give the credit to whom the credit is due.

When our sins were placed on Him and being fully man the unbearable sacrifice that no one on the flesh can endure may utter the same word with despair, we should understand that Jesus relayed to us how much agony we will suffer when we separate ourselves from God. King Solomon even said “Wisdom, pleasure, possession, success, and riches are all vanities. Life is meaningless without God.” Jesus Christ’s message on the cross should be taken seriously and should not play around neither in its literal nor metaphorical form.

He became the final and complete sacrifice for our sins. In that moment on the cross, He became a person and banished from the presence of God, for sins cannot exist in God’s presence. He is sinless but became sinners because of our unrighteousness and the wages of sin is death. He cried out loud so the world would hear the truth that He died because of the sins of the world and finished His calling and completed the final chapter of His sacrifice for our sins. While on the cross, he uttered and said: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

While writing this last word of Christ I got goosebumps. I experience a strong emotional feeling. Are you? If not, meditate on it, how someone will sacrifice his life for us to be saved. His death reconciled us to God as the Bible says: For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God” (1 Peter 3:18).
God’s promise— “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). What more word do we need to hear that is clearer than that? If God forsake His only Son what more are the sons of God. That is not how we want to interpret that word. If God had forsake the Son it is because of us. The Father had forsaken the Son in our place and the Father honored the work of the Son’s willingness to die a painful death. When Jesus Christ cried out loud that desperate word, definitely was not for Him but for the world He was trying to save. Why would He? He was not guilty of any crime in the eyes of the law and God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Since He was God in human flesh, He was without sin of any kind. God will never forsake us if we have truly committed our lives to Christ. He took the judgment on our behalf, we deserved to be put on the cross, we are the world—the world will come to an end if we keep on rejecting the commandment of love. The world without love may face a difficult time when they keep rejecting the Savior. We have to turn away from wickedness and embrace Jesus’ final instructions to his disciples— Love the one true God and Love one another. Love will keep us together and there is no other reason not to believe it!
The commandment of love of Jesus Christ is in the gospel of Mark 12:28-34.

Let us not put in vain the work of our Lord Jesus Christ who sacrificed His life to give us a chance to turn away from wickedness and be thankful forever and ever.
We thank you LORD for sending us your Son and thank you for the Holy Spirit that we became a partaker of your divine nature. May the good LORD bless and keep us, may His face shine upon us and be gracious unto us and give us peace.

I am just so blessed to share with you this song;
Lyrics— May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You

May the good Lord bless and keep you whether near or far away
May you find that long awaited golden day today
May your troubles all be small ones and your fortunes ten times ten
May the good Lord bless and keep you till we meet again
May you walk with sunlight shining and a bluebird in every tree
May there be a silver lining back on every cloud you see
Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrows never mind what might have been
May the good Lord bless and keep you till we meet again
(May you walk with sunlight shining) and a bluebird in every tree...
Songwriters: Frederick Vaughn
May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group

Easter is a tradition of man that Christians can celebrate in recognition and honor of the sacrifice made by our Lord and savior Jesus Christ; The Son of God, the 2nd and last Adam and no one else!
 
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