“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’—which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'”

Mark 15:34 (NIV)

Meditation

Jesus’ fourth word on the cross was perhaps His most painful. He was rejected by His own Father. But it had to happen. He was rejected in our place so that we will be forever accepted. When have you felt the sting of rejection? How does that make you better able to relate to Jesus?