What did Christ feel at the cross? The icy displeasure of a sin in hating God. Why? Because Jesus carried our sins in His body. With hands nailed open, He invited God, "Treat me as You would treat them." And God did. In an act that broke the heart of the Father, yet honored the holiness of heaven, sin-purging judgment hovered over the sinless Son of the ages. "My God, my God, why have You forsake me?" Why did God scream these words? So you'll never have to.
Max Lucado, from "On Calvary's Hill," UpWords, 3/20/15