Truly the Son of God (4)
Meditations on the death of Jesus from Mark's gospel
Jesus is plunged into black darkness as the whole weight of God's anger against sin crushes him. Yet at the end of it all he still cries out 'My God, My God'. One man recognises how remarkable his death is and realises just who this dying man is.
Why was such bitter hatred shown towards Jesus? His death exposes the deep wickedness of every human heart and above all our hatred of God himself.
Why a trial at midnight? Why does Jesus remain silent in the face of lies and false accusations? Who is really on trial?
At Gethsemane we are permitted to see Jesus' deepest emotions and distress. We discover a man worth loving, following and trusting.