HOW WILL YOU DIE?
34 Then at the ninth hour Jesus cried in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you given up on me?” 35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Watch, he is calling Elijah.” 36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, because they said, “Leave him, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.”
The crowds watching the horrible spectacle of the cross had heard of the miracles Jesus has performed. Some may have even witnessed one. So, when they misunderstood Jesus’ quote of Psalm 22, they thought that he might just entertain them one last time with a miracle.
The real miracle was the words of Psalm 22 that Jesus was quoting. Although the quote of verse 1 seems like despair, the whole psalm is a profession of faith in the LORD’s victory. His last miracle was faith in his Father, trust that this would not really be the last scene of his life.
LORD, when our lives are drawing to a close, give us the wisdom to trust you for resurrection life, and leave the world a message of confidence in you.
 Psalm 22:1.