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Psalm 22 and Matthew 27:45-56: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?”

On this happy day that Emma Gordon is being baptised, this passage is a dark one. But it is important to recognise that Jesus experienced the Cross in order that our sins could be washed away.

In this passage, we witness Jesus experiencing the dereliction of God, ie God has left Him alone. We ask was he really forsaken, why was he forsaken and what does that mean? And look also at ‘will God forsake you’?