Mark 15:33-34 ” At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?’ “

For three hours during the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross there was total and utter darkness as the earth mourned. God said through Amos, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.” (Amos 8:9) When Jesus cried out these words from the cross it didn’t mean that God the Father was forsaking His Son in the sense of ending their Trinitarian relationship, (the Trinity made up of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) but Jesus did have to go through the suffering alone. And it was this separation that fueled the acute anguish and mental pain Jesus experienced. Good Friday is a day of introspection, of looking inward and examining our lives in the bright light of God’s truth. Is our relationship with the Lord as strong and vibrant as it needs to be, or are we drifting away and allowing sin to separate us from Him?

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