Darkness. Isolation. Betrayal.
These are but a few of the words that come to my mind when I think about this day on which Jesus was crucified. Which words come to your mind?
Read Psalm 22:1-18 slowly.
Which image grabs your attention in this passage? Why?
How does this psalm move you?
The fact that verse 1 and Jesus’ words on the cross are similar is no coincidence. Jesus would have known the words of this psalm by heart. How does this impact your reading of this passage?
What does it mean to you that Jesus endured such terrible suffering on your behalf?
Spend some time contemplating Jesus’ sacrifice today.