This next statement that comes from the Cross is truly filled with profound meaning that simply can’t be ignored. “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:45-50)
This incredibly passionate prayer is the very heart and necessity of the Cross. It is the fulfillment of the prophecy from Psalm 22. For the very first time in eternity, the Son knew the wrath and the judgment of God. Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, took on the sins of the world in that very moment. As much physical pain as Jesus endured, this separation from the Father must have been even more agonizing than the actual physical torture. Yet, He suffered it for our sake.
Jesus, I cannot imagine what it must have been like to take on the sins of the entire world. Thank You for taking on my sin as You hung on the Cross. May I never forget the price You paid.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
2 Corinthians 5:21