My GOD, My GOD, why hast Thou forsaken Me? why art Thou so far from helping Me, and from the words of My roaring?
All they that see Me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that He would deliver Him: let Him deliver Him, seeing He delighted in Him.
I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of My bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and My tongue cleaveth to My jaws; and Thou hast brought Me into the dust of death.
I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part My garments among them, and cast lots upon My vesture. (Psalms 22:1, 7-8, 14-15, 17-18)
Even on the Cross He had a heart for His people, and even while He was dying, He expressed to them of His love, grace, and mercy. He still cares for Israel, and has not forsaken nor forgotten His people, even while He indwells His Church and works through them now. His love and care for all people is demonstrated in His selfless and sufficient offering of Himself on that cruel Roman cross. We who are His, must have His mind and heart for those that are lost and for those that are separated from the love of GOD because of their rebellion and sIn.
That sIn cost Jesus everything, but GOD's plan didn't end at the cross for Jesus rose again and is alive and sitting at the right Hand of the Father. He has commanded us to preac and we cannot be obedient to His Word if we hold back and refuse to obey, whether it is out of fear, ignorance, or selfishness. GOD calls us who know Him to a higher standard and will not hold us guiltless for our disobedience to His commands. He has sent His body, the Church into this world, not to be part of it, but to reach a lost and dying world for Christ, and to see sinners repent and be born again.
Unless you surrender to GOD on His terms, and believe that Jesus died in your place, GOD, who has declared us all guilty before Him, will have no choice but to dismiss you from His presence. But, GOD is not willing that any should perish, but wants you to come to the knowledge of the truth. Jesus loves you, and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Believe His Word and receive by faith in His finished work a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. He is waiting on you to respond today.