When the Father turned away from Him as He hung on the cross, Jesus realized that even though He felt abandoned by God, He was still His God. Jesus knew that His relationship with the Father could never be broken by His circumstances. As believers, we too can learn from Jesus’ example and be certain that this truth applies to our own lives as well.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.