Why have You forsaken me?

This is Easter weekend–a time when we reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Right before He died, Christ quoted from Psalm 22:

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

This Psalm was written by David as he was being pursued by King Saul. David had no idea at the time that his words were a prophetic picture of Jesus’ death. The Father did not forsake. Instead, He “. . . listened to his cry for help” (Psa. 22:24). Some theologians believe that as Jesus hung on the cross, He was meditating on David’s words.

Whenever you feel “forsaken” by God, meditate on Psalm 22. If it encouraged David and Jesus in their times of desperation, think what it can do for you!