These are the first of the seven last words spoken by Jesus the night before he was crucified.
They must be the words spoken by a single mother, Janice, who is burying her 18 year old son this week; he was killed in an automobile accident on Saturday night.
And the words spoken by the parents of their 7-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
And by the young girl whose soon to be fiancé just broke up with her. And the father of 7 who was laid off from his job last week.
The list could go on and on.
The faith-filled but frantic and scared and angry Christian cannot help but scream out these words, in spite of his or her faith. The thought of Jesus who went before us – frantic and scared and angry … and resurrected – brings a calm and, eventually, peace.