God On Mute

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" What an alarming question for God to ask God. No word from heaven. No miracle. No sign except the darkness itself in the middle of the afternoon. Jesus legitimatized for all-time the need we have for exclamation. He demonstrated that the explanation may not come when we think we need it most. Although we will never suffer In the way Jesus did on that day, there are Good Friday seasons in all our lives when pain, disappointment, confusion or a sense of spiritual abandonment may cause us to ask God the ultimate question, "why?" ~Pete Grieg, "God on Mute" (One of the best books on prayer; I love Pete's honesty- it is one of the most authentic books ever written.)