Friday, April 10, 2009

The Greatest Friday

*My son made this in art class in very early grade school. Why the pain and suffering of Jesus that we remember this day was on his heart, I don't quite know. But somehow he understood the agony that our Savior went through for us and was able to capture it in a piece of clay. I pray we all can grasp the depth of sacrifice that was made for our sins, and the Lord Who gave it,
and cherish them in our hearts forever.*

Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying,

"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?"

that is,

"My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"

Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said,

"This Man is calling for Elijah!"

Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. The rest said,

"Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him."

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying,

"Truly this was the Son of God!"

Matthew 27:45-54

1 comment:

Thanks for sharing!