The Cross: MAT 27:45

Matthew 27:45  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
Three hours of darkness - in the middle of the day. From noon until 3 p.m. God shut out the view of the cross. No one could see the suffering that Jesus went through on account of sin. There was no more mocking or scornful looks. Absolutely alone, forsaken by man and God, Jesus was punished for our sins. We will never know the depth of all His intense suffering. We will never need to know, because Jesus suffered in our place. Let’s praise and thank Him very specially today as we remember His death on the cross.