why hast thou forsaken me
22:1 why hast thou forsaken me. Psalm 22 is an amazing prophetic description of the future crucifixion of God’s Son. This psalm was written a thousand years before its fulfillment and described in graphic detail the sufferings of Christ on the cross, long before the method of crucifixion was known and practiced among the Jews and Romans. It opens with the central of the “seven words” from the suffering Savior: ”Why?” (Matthew 27:46). The other “seven words” are located in order: Luke 23:34; 23:43; John 19:26,27; John 19:28,30; and Luke 23:46.