From his book that is currently on sale:
And so we look in wonder at the greatest abandonment ever, when God the Father abandoned God the Son on Calvary’s cross. When we consider the separation of Father and Son at Calvary, we stare into the deep mystery and meaning of cross and resurrection. But the Father’s abandonment of Jesus leads to the sinner’s adoption. God abandons one perfect Son in order to adopt millions of sinful sons. It’s the only abandonment with any honor and redemption.
This is an excerpt from Thabiti Anyabwile’s new book Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection (Reformation Heritage, 2014). You can hear our interview with the author here: