Why have you forsaken me?


The most poignant and gripping scene in The Passion–aside from Jesus saying to Mary, “I make all things new” . . . but the most biblically accurate–is Jesus saying in Aramaic in a way I’d never heard it, “Elihi, Elihi lema sabachthani?” “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). Yesterday’s reflections at Wineskins blog say more about this but today it is a gripping realization to see this and Christ’s other words spoken on the cross as prayers.

This, I will think about periodically today and perhaps in times of crisis that come the rest of my life.

I wrote more about this today at our Wineskins blog

By Greg Taylor Posted in General

2 comments on “Why have you forsaken me?

  1. Hey Greg,
    Not sure if I ever posted before on your blog but I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoy your blog as well as Wineskins. Keep blogging away. On another note, I look forward to reading “Down in the river to pray”
    Kudos….

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