Monday August 2nd, 2010
O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear
And in the night season, and am not silent
Jesus cried out to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane three times to let the cup pass before Him, but not His will (Jesus) but the Father’s be done. (Luke 22:42) This is the only request of Jesus that the Father did not grant. He did not interfere with the torture that Jesus endured nor the mocking nor the false trials. Jesus cried out when He was beaten and nailed to the cross and the Father did nothing. Of course we know why. The Father did not hear the cries of His only begotten Son because He placed the judgement that we deserve on Jesus. When I cry out to God, I don’t deserve to be heard. When the Hebrews cried out in the wilderness for meat or in the promise land for a king, they did not deserve to be heard. But He heard anyway. He promised Solomon that when the people repented and looked toward the temple, that He would hear. And the only reason that He could hear and dispense mercy was because He didn’t hear Jesus on the cross. Otherwise, He would have been an unfair judge by not punishing evil. But He has punished my evil. He laid the full sentence on His only Son, so that I may be free. I cry out to Him in the daytime and in the night season, I am not silent, but God hears me, and that is all because He did not hear His Son on the cross. He did not rescue Him so He could rescue me.
Thank You Jesus. I could not have born the punishment I deserve.