“Eli Eli lema sabachthani?” : a Psalm on the Cross

Scripture: Matthew 27, Psalm 22
Speaker: Yonatan Woldeleul
Date: 12-09-2021

Lord willing, this Sunday, we will start our journey from Matthew 27 and go through Psalm 22, to stand closer to the cross and hear the psalm our King and Savior cried by quoting “Eli Eli lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me”. Some bystanders heard Him and thought he had called on Elijah and therefore missed the window Jesus opened to see that He is the promised King who was fulfilling Psalm 22.

This Sunday we will stand closer to the cross and hear His full cry “Eli Eli lema sabachathani?” by going through the psalm to see the intensity of the pain He has gone through in his obedience, the imminent victory, and the hope He secured for us. I pray that we see and be transformed as God opens our eyes through the Holy Spirit to see the unspeakable price His Son (the King) paid on the cross and the ultimate revelation of His Glory. ”