After his condemnation, the Savior of the World was forced to carry his own cross, until he could carry it no more, and another was forced to carry it for him. When at Golgotha, he was cruelly nailed to a cross, and placed between 2 malefactors.
As he suffered on the cross, the Jewish Leaders came and taunted him, as did others saying If he be the Christ, come down off the cross. And as he himself was being reviled, and in pain, paying the price for our sins, he prayed "Father, Forgive them, for they know not what they do." What an example for us of forgiveness.
As the Father withdrew his presence so Christ could bear this alone, the cry was heard from him "Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani," or translated, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Our Savior knows what it is like to feel alone, to be apart from God, and knows our sorrows and pains. He did nothing to deserve it, yet willingly suffered it.
Then, having finished suffering for us, and weary, he bowed his head and prayed unto the Father "It is Finished" and "Into thy hands I commend my spirit."
Our Savior had secured our Salvation by paying a price that we couldn't pay ourselves. With this knowledge, he slipped from mortality, and prepared for what would come next...
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