This is my “quick thought” from today’s reading in Mark 15-16.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” ~Mark 15:34
In the midst of Jesus’ greatest agony he quotes scripture, Psalm 22. Many listening would have known the entire passage, and all that would be needed was the reference of the first line.
Today, much is made of the abandonment and separation Jesus experienced at the Cross. Yet even in the deepest of agonies, he was never truly separated. He was tempted in every way, even tempted with the lie of separation, but in rejection to that lie he cried out “My” God. Even in his complete humanity “feeling” the full agony of separation from his complete divinity, God is still “My God!”
Even if it where true that God could abandon him, Jesus was still definitively declaring “My” God. Regardless, the Trinity, God three-in-one, can’t be separated. God hadn’t abandoned Jesus; the fullness of God was with him on the cross, and God is with us!
Jesus knew that even in the darkest hour the light of God could not be overcome, and nothing could separate us from God, who is love, because the love of God resides is Christ!
When I don’t see or “feel” God in my life, do I still trust in the greater reality of “My God?”
This is what I heard in today’s reading, what did you hear?
#Psalm22 #Romans8:38-39 #John1:5 #1John4:7-8 #Hebrews1:3 #Hebrews4:15 #Matthew1:23 #Colossians1:19