Mark 15:33-39 NRSVue

33When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”, 35When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “Listen, he is calling for Elijah.” 36And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. 38And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39Now when the centurion who stood facing him saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”,

Some thoughts on this scripture

The death of Jesus reminds us that, as we will die, he has died. He has breathed his last as all will do. The resurrection reminds us that as he has risen, we too will rise. The one who was the son of God on earth, and son of Mary, is in eternity the Son of God. As he is, we shall be.