Cornerstone URC




April 7, 2019

Psalm 22:1-8

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.
1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why  are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 
2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. 
3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. 
4 In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. 
5 To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. 
6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people. 
7 All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads; 
8 “He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!” 

Matthew 27:45-53

The Death of Jesus

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 
47 And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.”
48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. 
49 But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” 
50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. 
51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 
52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 
53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.