"Listen to this verse again for the very first time: For God so loved the world... that He is silent to His Son's agonizing appeal. This is what bearing our sin means to Him--- utter distress of soul as He confronts total abandonment and absolute wrath from His Father on the cross, a distress and an abandonment and a rejection we cannot begin to grasp. In this, our Savior's darkest hour... do you recognize His love for you?
- C.J. Mahaney