Q:It is often said that God the Father never left the Son. If this is so, why did Yeshua say, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”

A:We must remember that Messiah was the God-Man, meaning that He was only one Person but with two distinct natures: divine and human. As for His divine nature, there was never any separation between the Father and the Son, i.e., there was always an unending, uninterrupted fellowship with God the Father. However, as for His human nature, there was a three-hour separation as Yeshua died spiritually on the cross; and, so, in His humanity, He cried, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” Yes, there was a separation between God the Father and Messiah on the cross. But it must be emphasized that this was a separation in His humanity, not in His deity.