“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice. “Elí, Elí, lemá sabachtháni? My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Jesus shouted again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split. ~ from Matthew 27:45-51 Forsaken. At this moment, Jesus was abandoned by God. Jesus had been with God from the very beginning, and now he was alone, abandoned, and in despair. Jesus became the sin-bearer for us, carrying all of our sins and […]
We need rock stars. All kinds, not only those that can bang out a tune on stage, but that helps too. Bono is one of my favorite – he is larger than life and unassumingly quiet at the same time. He just goes about doing what God has given him. The following article is too good to pass up for the opportunity to re-share, and to keep too. If you or anyone you have known has ever had doubts or unanswered questions about life and what we’re supposed to do, Bono seems to explain it better than anyone I have heard, and in a way we can all relate. The New Testament had its rock stars too – John the Baptist, Peter, Paul and many others. They […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.