I have entered into a deep suffering which I cannot explain. For the first time, I experienced a horror of abandonment not from my own experience, but from the experience of Christ on the Cross. Remember, His own people lead Him to death and abandoned Him. He allowed me to experience a bit of what He did-a blackness which is only accepted in love and mercy.
When Christ went down into Hell to lead the righteous into heaven, all saw Him as the One Who won the war over Satan and his minions. But, before victory, before the completion of salvation, of redemption, Christ felt the depths of rejection.
But, love swallows up such deep, deep pain.
Remember, He was allowed to feel, to experience what we do through sin-our own sin and the sins of others.
I can say no more...