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Psalm 22:7-8,14-18 (11.12.19)

Psalm 22:7-8,14-18 NIV
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads. [8] “He trusts in the Lord,” they say, “let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.” [14] I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me. [15] My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death. [16] Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. [17] All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. [18] They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.

Sound familiar? This Psalm of David no doubt reflects the trouble the Psalmist found themselves in, a situation of utter despair and being abandoned by God, but looking forward to the coming of Jesus they also reflect Jesus’ predicament on the Cross in painful detail. His trust in our Father was well founded. He was not abandoned as it seemed, but having taken on himself our brokenness, selfishness and violence, dying our death in our place, on the third day God raised him to new life!

Father, help us to hold on to the knowledge that you never abandon your children, no matter how it seems.

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