1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my help are the words of my groaning. 2 My God, I cry out by day, but You do not answer; and by night, but I have no rest.
Psalm chapter 22, is a prophetic view of Christ suffering on the cross. Most of it seems written from Jesus the Messiah point of view, by reading the words in it, a person sees the thought in Jesus’ minds and how much pain and agony He is experiencing. Psalm 22:1 will look familiar to those who have read the gospel of Matthew and Mark and Jesus cry out to ask why has the Father God forsaken Him, (Matthew 27:46).
Mark 15:34 At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabaktanei?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Father God had never left His Son Jesus’ presence, it was when Jesus took on the sins of the whole world, the unholy sin the connection Father and Son had always had. Jesus was born different from you and me, He was born God with us, (Matthew 1:23) . It wasn’t that God was far from Jesus’ presence, it was that God was far from the sin that Jesus took on. Jesus knew He was the Son of God, even from an early age. He stated this to Mary and Joseph when they lost track of Him.
Luke 2:49 And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?
Me and you have never felt the close relationship connection, cause we were born with a sinful nature. When Jesus took on the sin of the world, it was hell for Him and it was painful the pressure made Him sweat blood by flesh.
Luke 22:44 And being in agony, He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
Sin is something neither God the Father knows nor His Son Jesus, it is like being infected with a deadly disease a healthy human body can’t fight. The immune system will try to help them survive, just Jesus cried out for His Father’s presence but all the sin He took on, made Him feel all inside, cause the loving feeling of His Father’s Spirit was all gone. Father God, demonstrated with His control over the elements or the earth, that He wasn’t far from His Son.
Luke 23:44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the entire land until the ninth hour, 45 because the sun stopped shining; and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit.” And having said this, He died.
Jesus is the Son of God and if Psalm 22:1 proves anything, if Jesus couldn’t feel the presence of His Father God, but God proved He was by how He made creation react to Jesus’ death. Then if we believe in God and His Son, then God hasn’t forsaken me and you, He is with us and even His Spirit lives within me and you. God bless you, the Messiah loves you and so do I. Samuel Head
Mark 14:36 And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.”