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?

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  • I have always loved Holy Week and the story of Jesus’ passion because he was an innocent victim and as a child, I felt close to him in his innocent suffering. Thanks for your Lenten devotionals. They have been a good reflection for my Lenten journey. Easter blessings to you.

    • Thank you Madeline. Blessings on your Easter weekend as well!

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    Reblogged this on Lutheran Ladies Connection.

    • Thanks so much for reblogging my post! Blessed Easter to you ladies.

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  • Thank you for your follow, Sarah. Abandonment and isolation are feelings many in our culture experience — certainly abuse victims. I am sure your blog will be a blessing! <3

    • Thanks Anna! Hope you find more here to encourage you. I look forward to reading more of your posts.