This morning, I got to teach on the crucifixion through the lens of Psalm 22. It was so rich to contemplate all that Jesus meant when he pointed to Psalm 22 from the cross by quoting its opening line. To prepare for my teaching, I practiced reading aloud Mark 15:25-39 and Psalm 22 and had my kids make drawings of whatever jumped out at them from the text. This is what my oldest drew. I love it.
If you are looking for a fresh glimpse of the cross and the resurrection, I highly recommend studying Psalm 22. This is the text Jesus himself pointed us to just before he breathed his last. (If you don't get what I mean, remember that in Jesus' time, psalms did not have numbers. The first line of a psalm was used as its title. So, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" was not simply an anguished cry, but also the title of a Psalm his listeners knew well. It's as though he cried out, "Psalm 22!" from the cross.)
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  • laurag8chThis morning, I got to teach on the crucifixion through the lens of Psalm 22. It was so rich to contemplate all that Jesus meant when he pointed to Psalm 22 from the cross by quoting its opening line. To prepare for my teaching, I practiced reading aloud Mark 15:25-39 and Psalm 22 and had my kids make drawings of whatever jumped out at them from the text. This is what my oldest drew. I love it.
    If you are looking for a fresh glimpse of the cross and the resurrection, I highly recommend studying Psalm 22. This is the text Jesus himself pointed us to just before he breathed his last. (If you don't get what I mean, remember that in Jesus' time, psalms did not have numbers. The first line of a psalm was used as its title. So, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" was not simply an anguished cry, but also the title of a Psalm his listeners knew well. It's as though he cried out, "Psalm 22!" from the cross.)

  • kovallo_californiaI was reading that Psalm, too. Great drawing by your daughter!
  • talsmalWow!!!
  • gingergraymondAmen!
  • thecatharticblendLove this depiction! And just happened to hear tonight about the Psalm 22 reference...time to look at it again!
  • chrisminparkWow
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