Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Derided and scorned by passers-by and religious leaders alike, these last words of Jesus are the only ones recorded by Matthew and Mark. Jesus knows what it feels like to feel abandoned by God. In his suffering, Jesus models prayer and worship amidst his despair. May the times in our lives when we utter “Why Lord?!” always be undergirded by the hope that we have in the promises of God.