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5th April 2023

Seven Sayings From The Cross

Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.

Matthew 26:56

As we approach the celebration of Good Friday, I’m reminded of the seven sayings of the Lord Jesus from the cross and the glory and the power in each saying.

Jesus was alone. He had come to His own, and His own did not receive Him. When He was being arrested in the garden of Gethsemane, we are told that “all the disciples forsook Him and fled” (Matthew 26:56). The crowds who had so recently shouted, “Hosanna!” would soon shout, “Crucify him! … Crucify him!” (Matthew 21:9, 27:22–23).

Now even His loyal Twelve had left. And at last we hear Him cry out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34). Not only had He been forsaken by His human companions, but now in that desperate and lonely hour, He—because He was bearing our sins in His own body on the cross—had been forsaken by God. The Lord Jesus was enduring the suffering and judgement of Hell for you and for me.

I wonder, How can we each show our gratitude to God for allowing His Son to endure the shame and suffering of the cross?


Matthew 26: 47-56.


My Heavenly Father, It is easy to say boastful words when there is no trouble or opposition. Help me to always be faithful and loyal to You in all I do. Amen

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