It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. Luke 22:44-45
In these short verses, we see perhaps the darkest three hours in history. Those who were eyewitnesses had to have noticed the darkness in the middle of the day. They had to have been chattering among themselves about it. I imagine that a few of them blamed their inability to see on the man in the center cross.
His crucifixion, it was what the Roman leaders wanted and what his own religious leaders wanted. How could they have possibly have pulled it off since Jesus had the people on his side? But they did.
Now, though, they were quite literally in the dark. I can almost guarantee you that there were a few leaders who were nervous about this strange phenomenon.
If you’re like me, you get a little sad by reading the Easter story. What makes it come alive for us is that we know what happened next. To quote the late Paul Harvey, we “know the rest of the story.”
Many reading this are experiencing great great darkness in their lives. Fortunately for you, you know the rest of the story. Though you may not be able to see it, there is a light waiting for you to help you come out of that darkness. You know deep down what comes next (the light), but it will take a measure of faith to get there.