“Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

Laila Mickelwait MPd

While reading through the gospels this past week so many things struck me that I had never seen in the past.  In fact, something happened while reading that had never happened before, it was as if I was there.  I was there and I could hear the way Jesus was speaking, more than that, it was as if I could feel his heart’s emotions as he said the words.  One of the things that hit me was the meaning behind the words Jesus cried out while hanging on the cross. Mark 15:33-34 says “And when the sixth hour had come there was a darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  In the past I had always read this verse and felt…

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