Understanding the Abandonment of Christ

This quotation from Jurgen Moltmann brought me fresh appreciation for what Christ experienced on our behalf at the cross:

Not until we understand his abandonment by the God and Father, whose imminence and closeness he had proclaimed in a unique, gracious and festive way, can we understand what was distinctive about his death. Just as there was a unique fellowship with God in his life and preaching, so in his death there was a unique abandonment by God. – Moltmann, The Crucified God, 149

What depths of love, what heights of peace…