Thursday 3 September, 2015

Being abandoned – is such a powerful image here. Jesus Christ – the beloved Son of the Father – as He nears death – cries out… “God, God…why have you abandoned me?” It resonates within me – I know this feeling – of being alone…of facing circumstances that overwhelm and overpower me, of feeling l have been abandoned. In this moment when Jesus identified himself with the sin of the world – The Father was absent. Jesus did this, experienced this, suffered this – for me, for us.

As I ponder this passage today I am moved by the fresh reminder that Jesus has faced everything and anything I have or will ever face … I am overwhelmed by the reality of God’s love for me.

The words of Chris Tomlin’s Song At the Cross are a prayer declaring truth for me today…

Thank you so much Jesus for loving me this much…


There’s a place where mercy reigns and never dies,

There’s a place where streams of grace flow deep and wide.

Where all the love I’ve ever found, Comes like a flood, Comes flowing down.


At the cross At the cross

I surrender my life. I’m in awe of You

I’m in awe of You Where Your love ran red and my sin washed white.

I owe all to You, I owe all to You Jesus.


There’s a place where sin and shame are powerless.

Where my heart has peace with God and forgiveness.

Where all the love I’ve ever found. Comes like a flood, Comes flowing down.



Here my hope is found Here on holy ground

Here I bow down Here arms open wide

Here You save my life Here I bow down Here I bow down

Written by Ps. Linda Quinn

3 replies
  1. Jack Quinn says:

    In my generation so many messages are about what I want, and here’s Jesus with the power to fight back, to leave, to get what he wants…he lays all of that power down to sacrifice his life, he embraced our shame, our guilt, and our loneliness so that we don’t have to…how much must he love me

  2. Linda Quinn says:

    May I never underestimate the power of the cross – Jesus took my place to set me free – forever. He faced darkness, desolation and death – so I can live in the Kingdom of light.

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