The immense suffering Jesus experiences on the cross leads him to cry out to God with the piercing question “Why?” “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus prays, using familiar words from the beginning of Psalm 22. That psalm continues in the same mood of questioning lament, “Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?” (v.2) before eventually turning to trust. What are we to make of Jesus praying this particular psalm as he suffers and dies? What does his cross reveal to us about life, about faith, and about God? Think on that!
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