This day with God will be amazing because we will see that light shines brightest in the dark. With God by our side, we start each day doing what is necessary and then we do what is possible. Suddenly, the impossible is being done with God’s help and we then share the incredible story with others.
Crucifixions were common in society during the time recorded in Mark 15:33-47 but there was something different about the crucifixion of Jesus. It began at nine in the morning and then some supernatural events occurred at noon which made this crucifixion uncommon. Darkness fell over the whole land until three in the afternoon when Jesus breathed His last. At that moment, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom symbolizing that there was no longer a separation between God and believers.
We all have faced dark times of loss, anger, and broken relationships but it is these experiences that give us opportunities to illuminate the power of God in our life. The death of Christ on the cross made possible spiritual healing with amazing grace so God is with us to help communicate the good news of Jesus’ death on the cross. With God, we are blessed beyond measure with a very great power inside that transforms our darkness into light so that this light not only blesses our life but those around us.
Lord, we all have faced dark times like in today’s passage when we think it is over when Jesus is crucified on a Friday but then something of great significance occurs on Sunday that changes everything. The events of life give us opportunities to illuminate Your Light. We are thankful for Your amazing grace that has made Your presence with us possible today … in Jesus name. Amen.