Psalm 22 Devotion: Was Jesus forsaken?
There is much scholarly debate over what Jesus meant by shouting from the cross “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” Did Jesus feel like God had turned away from him? Does this show Jesus’ connection to our humanity and the human feeling we all experience at times of wondering if God is as distant as we sometimes feel? Did God actually turn His face away from Jesus because He could not bear to see Jesus’ suffering? Did Jesus’ distance from God in this moment give him understanding of what it is like to be me?