We have not been abandoned. Many people around us might feel completely abandoned, but Jesus suffered the greatest abandonment when he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus experienced that feeling of being forsaken so that they don’t have to. What better gift do we have to receive and offer others than an identity of sonship with the Father?
A few weeks ago, my husband Christopher was asked to give the Thanksgiving message at our church. Over supper one evening, he asked if we could work on the sermon together and I was delighted to get to sit on the couch and discuss it with him.
I’ve included the audio in two formats. The first one is my father-in-law’s radio program where Christopher got to share it, and the second is just the straight audio from his talk.