Silence

and at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a great voice, saying, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabachthani?’ which is, being interpreted, ‘My God, my God, why didst Thou forsake me?‘ (Mar 15:34 YLT)

It was not the force of the scourging, nor the weight of the cross that Jesus shouldered that made him cry out that day. It was the force and weight of God’s wrath against sin that brought forth Jesus’ question that pierced eternity. Drawn from the ensuing silence, the answer to that question is the resolute love of God for His people at the cost of His only begotten Son.