Saturday Devotion 11 April 2020 / The Saturday of Silence

” Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” ( Matt 27 : 46 )

That was the last words of Jesus on the Cross.

There was darkness over all the land. It was a different time of the year. A time that whole humanity were waiting for to happen. Father knew that time. But it was a time of silence for Him. Saturday of Silence was so heavier than before.

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Jesus’s words echoes into heaven. I am reading the Bible and these words are echoing into my heart. But this echo, is echo of resurrection and victory over the sin. Jesus brought this to this new generation. Our 21 century , our 22 century – all centuries need Jesus and his victory.

That darkness was not  the end of line – But the empty tomb shown lightness to all of us. Brought hope to our hopeless life. Brought life to our lifeless bodies. Brought light to our darkness nights. The Saturday of Silence.

Thank you Jesus for your life, Thank you that you died on the cross for me. Thank you for your endless forgiveness and love. I am so glad that the waiting will be over on Sunday morning / the day of your resurrection. The next day of Silence will bring new life. The old will be gone and new will come.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

6 Comments on “Saturday Devotion 11 April 2020 / The Saturday of Silence

  1. While these were not the last words He spoke on the cross, I am reading an article that is particularly interesting and would like to share it with you and hear your thoughts….
    Just as we know that He actually did not say “It is finished” but rather the translation is off due to the translation between aramaic, hebrew to the greek.
    Rather, He speaking aramaic, used the word “tetelestai” which is an accounting term used for a debt ” paid in full”… the words you mentioned, here’s what the article says:
    The four first Gospels were written in Aramaic, not Greek. Jesus and His disciples spoke Aramaic and Hebrew, not Greek. Here are the true Words Christ spoke on the cross: Jesus really cried out, “My God, My God for this I was kept” (Matt. 27:46, Orig. Text).

    This term, even at present, is only used by the Aramaic-speaking people in Assyria, who speak the same language the Galileans spoke at the time of our Lord. This phrase in Aramaic means, “My God, My God, for this I was kept [this was My destiny-I was born for this].”

    Jesus did not quote this Psalm. If He had, He would have used Hebrew instead of Aramaic, and if He had translated it from Hebrew He would have used the Aramaic word “nashatani,” which means “forsaken me,” instead of the word “Shabakthani,” which in this case means, “kept me.” 

    The statement, “My God, My God, for this I was kept” was plainly spoken in Aramaic by Christ to His Father. He spoke loudly enough that His disciples, who understood Aramaic could hear His words, which confirmed the reason for His crucifixion. 8 They would pass the message on to the entire world.

    Excited to hear your thoughts! Blessings to you & your household!

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    • Dear Laura , thanks for this reminder. The blog bible vesrses will be used to inspire and gives hope to our community, not criticizing our firm believe. Forsaken/ kept will be used to glory God ,our Jesus will see the heart and purity of it. Plus this is a personal blog not a theological blog to find the root of everything . I am so glad for your explanation and the time you have spent. Hopefully blessed someone reading it now. 😀❤ peace of God will be with you ❤

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      • Dear friend,
        My comment was in no wise a rebuke but as per the last lines, I was asking for your thoughts on the article I was reading. I was hoping for your insight and input, believing you to be well versed and studied. I have had a few discussions with others who study as well and have through them discovered the flaw in the article, I wished to discuss with you.
        Blessing to you and your household, this glorious day of resurrection 💕

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      • Hi Laura , please send the link of the article throhgh my contact page , I’ll have a look at it and let you know. Thanks again for your comment.

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