No matter how bleak, You never forsake us, Lord.
Today’s reading: Mark 15-16.
“Did God abandon Jesus on the cross?”
At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ” “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? ” “–which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said. With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. Mark 15:33-37
Jesus hung near death after hours of torture. Jeering crowds looked on. Unnatural darkness covered the land. With some of his last breaths he cried out loudly, “My God, my God, why have you…
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