Many are the tragedies of the crucifixion of the Son of God, especially as pictured in Psalm 22. It starts out with the sad wail of the Messiah, crying out to God, asking Him why He had forsaken His own Son.
The Messiah continued to cry out to the merciful God, asking why He would not hear His prayers. Knowing that God was enthroned in the praises of Israel, the Messiah spoke of how the fathers had trusted in God, and He delivered them for their trust, but things were different for the Son of God. Listen to Him,
“Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; they trusted in You, and were not ashamed. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people” (Psalms 22:4-6).
It was as though the Son of God did not match up to the fathers of Israel. Can you think of a greater tragedy? However, why did the Son of God submit Himself to such shame?