For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV
Can you imagine the thoughts running through the mind of Jesus, the one and only sinless man, when His Father turned His back on him. The separation He must have felt. Can you imagine the weight of our sins placed on Him? And yet to have His Father turn away…
When Jesus was hanging on the cross, He cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
What was happening at that moment? I’m sure there was much more than we can imagine. My take:
- Scripture tells us that God laid on Him the sin of the whole world (2 Corinthians 5.21). God is holy, and cannot look upon or accept sin.
- Jesus had lived a life without sin, in perfect communion with His Heavenly Father, because He was God, Himself. That perfect communion was broken because He was covered in sin. He was flesh.
- Jesus asked a question: WHY have You forsaken me? In that flesh, separated from everything holy, Jesus experienced the deepest pits of sin. That sin, at its heart, is the desire to be like God, to make our own decisions, and to decide what is right and wrong. “Why can’t I go to…
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