Wewrote on yesterday the very first words from Jesus’ mouth were words of pardonfor His murderers. Father,forgive them; for they know not what they do.
TodayI would like to look at something else that Jesus prayed.
Mark15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over thewhole land until the ninth hour.
Mark15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, whyhast thou forsaken me?
Thisdarkness was not an eclipse of the sun but was a supernatural darkness whichspeaks of the awfulness of the condition of a person forsaken by God. When Godis gone, light is gone. The awfulness of absolute darkness without God isdevastating. I have stood by the bedside and watched as the last breath wasbreathed out. This is never a pleasant experience but I have seen that allpeople don’t die the same way. Iremember one night standing by the bedside of a lady fighting to breathe, thedeath rattle had already begun, she had laid there not moving at all for sometime. Then all of a sudden she rose up and had a strange look in her eyes as ifshe had seen something fearful. I remember another time an elderly lady waslying in the bed knowing she would never go home again, she looked at herfamily and told them that she was looking for a good place to cross over. In afew days she found that place and crossed with a smile on her face. I don’tknow what either of those women saw but after reading what Jesus said “My God,my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Only assures me of not wanting to facedeath alone. For those who have put their trust in Christ we have this promisefrom the Word of God.
Hebrews13:5 Let your conversation bewithout covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for hehath said, I will never leave thee,nor forsake thee.
TheApostle Paul put it this way
Romans8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ thatdied, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God,who also maketh intercession for us.
Romans8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shalltribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, orsword?
Romans8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the daylong; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Romans8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors throughhim that loved us.
Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be ableto separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.