My God, My God Why Have I Forsaken You?

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 22-24.
Psalm 22 prophesied of what Jesus would suffer for us. The preface (Psalm 22:0), says that David wrote this hymn of praise to be sung with the tune known then as, “The Deer of the Dawn.” I wish we could have known the tune, for the words we read sound like a deer trapped by vicious beasts intent on destroying the poor animal. The Psalm begins,
My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?
(Psalms 22:1)
Yet, why did Jesus go through that brief time of forsaking from the Father? He suffered what we do when we live in sin and what we shall experience in eternity, if we do not repent. Therefore, I often ask myself,
My God, My God, why have I forsaken You?
Why have I gone far from You, my helper,
And from the words of Your pleas to Me?
My God, My God, why did You forsake Your Son?
Why did you go so far from helping Him,
And from the words His groaning to You?
God forsook Jesus, because we had forsaken God. Yet, Jesus wanted to bring us back to His Father and Jesus was willing to do whatever it took to bring us back. Do you understand the love that Jesus has for you?

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