A new Understanding of Good Friday for me

Today I did my devotions out of the Mark account of Good Friday. While I was reading something that I’ve read and heard many times. Where Jesus on the cross says “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me” but it had a totally new impact. Maybe someone has said it before, but I just wasn’t paying attention so for me today it was a new idea. That the wrath that we were destined to deal with wasn’t punishment administered by God, it was the removal of his presence. I go back to thinking of all the dark times I’ve had in my life, but they don’t even compare this moment Jesus faces on the cross, that God’s wrath that needed to be fulfilled was something so much bigger than some physical manifestation, it was the absence of His presence. Today I am thankful that I will never have to experience that because of Jesus sacrifice.

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