Easter Saturday is here! Time for the annual message about God turning out the lights as His Son gave His life on the cross. A little power outage at the Super Bowl makes international news. Imagine what 3 hours of darkness might do around the world. Darkness is something we fear in our worldly minds. We grow up with a fear of the dark. Horror movies are filmed in low light to give the idea of darkness. Three hours of unexpected darkness would bring things to a halt on the daylight side of the world. Productivity out the window as people left their desks to stare into the darkness. Would electric lights go out as well? We don't know.
Yesterday, we thought about who God would receive comfort from at the time of His Son's death. Perhaps the darkness was three hours of heavenly mourning. The perfect God may not need comfort, or He may receive comfort from the knowledge of what His Son's death accomplished. For three hours though on that day, the world gained three hours of soul-searching darkness. Did one ask, "What have we done?" A bit later a Gentile centurion observed, "Truly this Man was the Son of God!"
Earthquake, darkness, opened tombs, dead saints paying a visit to many, the veil of the temple torn in two from top to bottom, did someone remark from an inn yard in Jerusalem, "I never know when something is going on." Many have died on this earth in various ways, but no one died like this Man, the Son of God. No one accomplished as much in death as this Man did for us.Tomorrow, Resurrection Day, also known as Easter. We celebrate the risen Lord, our Savior. In God we trust!