“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” Matthew 27:45-46 (KJV)
On this day called “Good Friday” we must remember the agony of Jesus on the cross. That three hours of darkness spoken of in the above verses was most likely the most trying for Jesus. I will leave you with a couple of quotes from the sermon “THE DARKNESS OF GOLGOTHA” preached by G. Campbell Morgan.
“Because He is God, and because God is love, and love is never satisfied with the destruction of a sinner, but with the saving of a sinner.” G. Campbell Morgan
“Someone may say to me, ‘Cannot God forgive out of pure love?’ I shall answer, ‘If He can, I cannot.’ If He could forgive me for the wrongs of which I am conscious, and that have left behind them their stain and pollution – If He could forgive my sins by simply saying, ‘Never mind them’, then I cannot so forgive myself. My conscience cries for a cleansing that is more than a sentiment of pity. Somehow, somewhere, in order that I may have forgiveness, there must be tragedy, something mightier than devilish sin.” IBID.