Good Friday, April 7, 2023 | 19 Days
So then an actual and dreadful separation took place between the Father and the Son; it was voluntarily accepted by both the Father and the Son; it was due to our sins and their just reward; and Jesus expressed this horror of great darkness, this God-forsakenness, by quoting the only verse of Scripture which accurately described it, and which he had perfectly fulfilled, namely, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’
__Stott, John. The Cross of Christ . InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.
It is one thing to feel alone, it is another to actually be alone.
That’s what sin does…it separates us.
- From all that is truly good, precious, and pure.
- From those we love the most.
- From everlasting life.
- From God.
Going forward in our meditations on Good Friday, the one thing we must not do is make it about something other than our sin.
The ONE THING for today: Jesus hanging on a Cross – that’s what our sins look like; Jesus’ cry “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” is what our sins sound like.