The Darkest Day in History

When the Romans crucified Jesus this happened, “Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two” (Luke 23:44-45).
It was as though the sun could not look on the earth at the incredible evil puny little creatures were doing to the sun’s Creator and Owner. Therefore, the sun withheld its light for three hours. People often depict this event as a storm coming in and blocking the light of the sun, but the text says, “The sun was darkened.” I have understood that to mean the sun quit putting out light. Both literally and figuratively, it was the darkest day in history. It was the darkest day figuratively, because mere creatures hated their Creator to the degree that they wanted to kill Him, and kill Him they did.
Today think on the literal and symbolic darkness of that day.

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