Yes. St. Matthew records only one of the seven statements Jesus spoke from the cross. And he writes it the way it was heard. "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" Evidently the sound of these words made quite an impression. St. Matthew tells us what it meant, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" Jesus dies for the joy set before Him, but make no mistake about it, there is fear here—real crushing anguish. Jesus is before the judgment seat of the Almighty God getting the reward that I deserve. Jesus is being paid for my lust; my shameful selfishness; my cold-heartedness; my misuse of God’s holy name; my despising of God’s holy word; my hoarding of temporary, worthless pleasures; my failure to hold the Lord’s word as more important than anything; all my fear, love and trust in everything but the Lord. What a shameful mess that I prefer were hidden! But Jesus bears all of it before the Almighty God. Jesus bears all of your sin and indeed the whole world’s sin. That’s why the Father has turned away. That’s why Jesus is alone. He’s damned in the darkness and you can hear His fearful, anguished, cry—“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
We have just sent an email containing a new password to login. You can always change this password
by logging in and visiting the settings page.
Request an Account
Create an Account
Your request for an account has been received. Once this information is moderated you will receive an
email with your account details.
Welcome to your new website!
We are excited you've joined the ChurchSpring family! It is our desire to come along side your
ministry as you seek to reach the world for Christ. We would like to take you through a quick
tutorial to get you on your way. Click continue to get started.
You have reached the limit of 6 main level navigation items. You can always rename or delete your
existing main nav items to better organize your content. Consider adding pages to the sub navigation
menus as well.