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The Day God Hid His Face from His Own Son

September 23, 2019

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

We are reminded here that not only does God hide his face from us sometimes, but God also hid his face from his own Son.

The Father had always delighted in the Son and the Son had always delighted in the Father. Love, in all its fullness, had always been flowing between the Father and the Son.

And then there was the cross. Christ stood in our place and bore our sins. Darkness covered the land, and the Father hid his face from the Son, and our Savior cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

It was there that God accomplished his greatest work. The day God hid his face was the day he redeemed the world. Jesus was forsaken so that you would never know what that is like.

Think about the day God hid his face from his Son and the implications of that for your life and eternity.

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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