Good Friday devotional 3.25.16

resurrection gardenRead:  Matthew 27:46

This cry of Jesus has long resonated with me:  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Jesus had never been separated from his Father.  In taking sin’s curse upon himself on the cross, Jesus had to accept that terrible punishment.  His cry resonates with me as a child of divorce who often felt forsaken.  I take comfort knowing Jesus understands my pain.  I take comfort knowing God never leaves me nor forsakes me (Hebrews 13:5).  I take comfort that on this Good Friday, Jesus removed the barrier between us once and for all, and I can live in his presence forever.

Reflection:  

Have you ever felt forsaken?  How can you find comfort in Jesus’ suffering?