Sayings From the Cross
The final saying of Jesus on the cross indicates that communion was restored, having accomplished our salvation.
Jesus knew that the Old Testament Scripture was approaching final completeness when He exclaimed "It is finished."
God forsaken of God has everything to do with the amazing love and grace of God toward sinners.
When considering Christ's crucifixion we are to strive to avoid the two extremes of being too sentimental or too doctrinal.
Jesus replies to the thief's requiest in abundant mercy and superlative blessing that the earth had not yet known.