On the cross, Jesus cried out a mystifying question: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
A question worth considering! Why did God allow His only Son to die in disgrace?
The answer is this: God forsook Jesus for us.
The Father’s love for you was so great that He traded His only Son for you.
Jesus was excluded, so that you might be included. Jesus was killed, that you might live. Your sin was given to Jesus and everything that was His in His humanity became yours through faith: His righteousness, His place in His Father’s family, His glory.
You inherit all of this by believing that His death was sufficient for you.
Through His own exclusion, Jesus has accomplished your inclusion in God’s family. You no longer have to fear God. God is no longer far from you. Your heavenly Father loves you. And why? Because of the work of Jesus alone.