Today as we consider the cross, the death of Jesus, the Bible reveals certain items or things that were parted during this event.
Our scripture passage today in the gospel of Matthew identifies four things which are “parted,” or separated at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Each of these items have great application for the world today since they explain why Jesus Christ had to endure such a torturous death.
The Parted Garments – The Shame of the Cross (v34-44)
The Parted Fellowship – The Sorrow of the Cross (v45-49)
The Parted Veil – The Success of the Cross (v51)
The Parted Graves – The Security of the Cross (v51)
Prayer should be simple, but it can often be a struggle. Why? Because it is is a spiritual activity.
Looking at the events of the night before Jesus crucifixion we find that we will either like Christ, struggle through prayer or like the disciples we can struggle to pray. Which struggle do you have?