Good Friday: Psalm 22
This psalm begins with the familiar words: (v: 1) My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? and are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress? But it continues (v: 18) Be not far away, O Lord; you are my strength; hasten to help me.
The last 9 verses of this thirty verse psalm are in praise of God and are devoid of any lament.
29: My soul shall live for him; my descendants shall serve him; they shall be known as the Lord’s forever. and 30: They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn the saving deeds he has done.
We cry to God, with the women who were there at the foot of the cross, “why have you forsaken him?” We see the tortured body of the man who gave up his life for us all. On this day our Savior died.
We resolve that we, the people then unborn, will make known the saving deeds he has done.
Have mercy on us, O God.
MARCH 30 / GOOD FRIDAY