Thursday, 30 June 2011

Did the Father stop loving the Son while He was on the Cross?

While on the Cross, Jesus cried out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Often we quote that verse to show that the Father abandoned the Son and was angry with the Son as He bore our sins for us. But did the Father's anger necessarily mean that the Father stopped loving the Son during those hours on the Cross? Or is the Cross also the Father's greatest expression of love for His Son?
In John 17, Jesus was praying to the Father about sharing with us the same glory that He shares with the Father, which is linked to Him sharing with us the love that the the Father has for Jesus. So if on the Cross, Jesus is glorified maximally, doesn't that mean that He is also being loved maximally?

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