Light for My Path Daily Devotion- Words from the Cross
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:45-46 ESV)
Hymn ELH 337:1,6 Our Blessed Savior Seven Times Spoke
Our blessed Savior seven times spoke
When on the cross our sins He took
And died lest we should perish.
Let us His last and dying words
In our remembrance cherish.
The fifth, “My God, My God, O why
Forsake Me?” Hark, the awe-full cry!
Lord, Thou wast here forsaken
That we might be received on high;
Let this hope not be shaken.
Jesus, my Savior, You were forsaken by Your Father so that I could become His child. Strengthen my faith, that I may never forsake You, and cling to the promise of forgiveness and salvation. Amen.