Isaiah wrote the somber words that God the Father was pleased to crush the Messiah. "It pleased the Lord to bruise Him." (Isa. 53:10a) The judgment of our sin was poured out on Jesus at the cross. For three terrible hours, He suffered for the iniquity of mankind. He cried out from the cross, "Father, for what reason have You abandoned Me?"
Matthew Walker is pastor of College Park Baptist Church in Cary, NC. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University, Maranatha Baptist Seminary, and Piedmont International University. He is married to Becky and together they parent their two teenage children, Aaron and Melanie.