Good Friday 19th April 2019

Matthew 27:46 My God, my God, Why have you forsaken me?

These are probably the most powerful and profound words
that Jesus ever uttered: Why have you forsaken me?
Jesus is, for Christians, the most profound spiritual being that ever lived.
Jesus, we believe was the Son of God, was one with God;
was God incarnate – God in human form.
Yet even Jesus, in his time of deepest trial, questioned God’s presence.
How often do we feel guilty for doubting God, for lashing out at God,
for daring to wonder what God is playing at?
Yet , even Jesus at that moment felt forsaken by God.
We have an intimate, beautiful, relationship with God,
God understands when we lash out, doubt, and feel forsaken.
We are allowed to get angry with God. God is big enough to take it.
As with Jesus, our God will only respond with an ever deepening love.
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Sermon for Good Friday to follow later