Mark 15:33-36

33 And when the sixth hour[f] had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.[g] 34 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?” 35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.”

One response to “Mark 15:33-36

  1. Nature itself bowed, in blackness, to the horror of its Creator under the weight of our sin and away from the face of God. For three hours (at least) the weight of all of the history of sin was on Christ and His humanity was killed off when His human spirit cried out that His God had forsaken Him. This was not done in sin or in judgement, but to show that the favor of God being dimmed in His life led to His death.

    My dependence and reliance on God is nowhere near this level. I can turn from God and starve myself from His truth and not feel cast down and near death. So many parts of God’s life are examples for me and this is another area where I need to be more like Him.

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