Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Abandoned

The week before where I was down with gastric flu, I felt 'abandoned' as no one was at home. Parents were off for functions & my siblings were busy with their church activities. The complete quietness was deafening...

Abandoned by family? Abandoned by a spouse? Abandoned by big business. But nothing compares to being abandoned by God. On the Cross, Jesus cried out a loud shout, "Eli Eli, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" that is, "My God my God Why Have You Forsaken me?" [Matt 27:46 NASB] Our Father in Heaven abandoned His Only Son [Earth's only sinless soul] so that we can live through eternity! God loves sinners but hate sins, thus Jesus was the only way out for our salvation! Oh how Great is our God Amen?!

Abandon. The house that no one wants. The child no one claims. The parent no one remembers. The Savior no one understands. He pierces the darkness with heaven's loneliest question: "My God, My God, Why did you abandon me?"

In this hour Jesus is anything but righteous. But His mistakes aren't His own. "Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross so we would stop living for sin & start living for what is right" [1 Peter 2:25 NCV] Christ called all our sins in His body...

May I get specific for a moment? May I talk about sin? Dare I remind you & me our past is laced with outbursts of anger, stained with night of godless passion, & spotted with undiluted greed? Suppose your past was made public? Suppose you were to stand on a stage while a film of every secret & selfish second was projected on the screen behind you?

Would you not crawl beneath the rug? Would you not scream for Heavens to have mercy? And would you not feel just a fraction...just a fraction of what Jesus felt on the cross? The icey displeasure of Sin-Hating God?

Jesus carried all our sins in His body...See Jesus on the cross? That's a gossiper hanging there. See Jesus? Embezzler. Liar. Bigot. See the crucified carpenter? He's a wife Beater. Porn addict & murderer. See Bethlehem's boy? Call Him by His other names - Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden. Hold it Godwyn, Don't you lump Jesus with evildoers. Don't you place His name in the same sentence with theirs! I didn't. He did. Indeed He did more. More than place His name in same sentence, He placed Himself in their place. And yours...

With hands nailed open, He invited Jesus,” Threat me as you would treat them!" And God did. In an act that broke the heart of the Father, yet honored the holiness of Heaven, sin-purging judgment flow over the sinless Son of the ages. The lamb of God who took away the sin of the World...

"My God, my God, why did you abandon me?" Why did Christ scream those words? So we'll never have to.

Inspired by:

Max Lucado

17 comments:

jel said...

very AWESOME,
God is at work in you this day Brother! :)

so very glad that you are feeling better

God Bless you Brother

huggs

Anonymous said...

i'll miss you, bro. glad you're feeling better now.

God bless.

angel* said...

Awesome piece. Bring tears to my eyes as I read

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey Sister Janice:-)

Sorry for the late reply, been busy with work. I'm feeling great now! How have you been?

May the Lord Bless you & Keep you!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear PIA,

I will miss you heaps too! Best wishes for your business! Thank you for your prayers, I am feeling great now!

God Bless! Keep in touch!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey Angela,

It's the Holy Spirit & Max lucado. I'm not as good as them.

Great that you enjoy the entry! It's all about Jesus!

Imagine our Daddy in Heaven abandoned His only son just for us...How Great is our God!

Have a good weekend ahead!

Diane said...

That a provoking piece you got there. A reminder to not take our salvation for granted.

Hope you're feeling better now. Have a great weekand and God bless you! :)

Diane

Diane said...

Oh gosh, I;m so sorry for the typo, Guess I really should go to bed now. LOL

See ya.

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey Sister Diane,

Thank you for visiting & leaving kind compliments. Typo error is fine, I do that most of the time 2:-)

I read your blog & I think it is awesome. I'm linking your Blog up with mine, hope you do not mine.

I believe sharing is loving & your entries are so well written that Glorified Christ Jesus!

Internet is amazing, now I found another sister in Christ in K.L, not far from Singapore to communicate:-) Have a bless week ahead!

Kitty Cheng said...

Although we can be abandoned by people, God will never leave us nor forsake us. Yes our God is Great!

Take care brother.

Gordon Cloud said...

Very nice post.

Anonymous said...

Great entry! I'm blessed by this post. I'm glad we are not abandon by God. :)

God bless you brother!

Godwyn Lim said...

Amen?! Sister Kitty, Jesus will not forsake us nor leave us & He is the same, yesterday, today & Forever!

Have a bless week! Enjoy His Love:-)

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi Brother Gordon,

Thank you for your kind comment. I been to your blog, its awesome with good sharing.

I'm linking you up with my blog to share your walk with the Lord, hope you do not mind!

May the Lord Keep You & Bless You!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Warrior,

I'm bless by many of your entries too! Jesus is just great isn't He, abandoned so that we can be forgiven!

The most beautiful thing anyone can ask for this World:-) Praise Christ our Savior!

Have a good week ahead! God Bless!

jel said...

Hi Brother,
Pray that you and your family are well!


God bless

huggs

Godwyn Lim said...

Hugs* Sister Janice,

I'm well with your prayers. You must have a awesome time, today at Church, being embrace by Christ's love! Now & Forever...

Have a good week ahead! God Bless:-)