That Darkest Day

The darkest day in history – the day that God the Son died.

That Darkest Day | Journey of Faith | Good Friday, Jesus' death

On that darkest day, He was led up to Calvary; beaten and bruised, His body worn and wearied from the rod of suffering at the hands of sinful man.

On that darkest day, they pounded the nails into His hands and feet, twisted a crown of thorns upon His head, and cast lots for His garments as they stood nearby and watched Him die on a cross. A torturous, agonizing death.

On that darkest day, sinful man mocked Him, hurling fiery insults and taunts at Him.  Insulting God in the flesh.

On that darkest day, God the Father forsook His own Son and the Messiah cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

On that darkest day, as He was scoffed at and ridiculed, He prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

On that darkest day, the sky was turned to darkness, and the veil was torn in two.

On that darkest day, all was not lost; history was forever changed, and hope was ushered in.

On that darkest day, He carried my sorrows, bore my griefs.

On that darkest day, He was forsaken for my transgressions, wounded for my sins.  What costly, divine grace.

On that darkest day, He was punished, that I may have peace.  Peace with the Father through Him. 

On that darkest day, when I was an enemy of God, He died for me.  At just the right time, God in the flesh died for the ungodly.

He sealed my redemption, on that darkest day.  Glory, hallelujah.

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Can you think of other reasons why ‘that darkest day’ was, in actuality, the most beautiful, redemptive day in history?  Do you know this magnificent Savior?

” ‘He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.’ ” -1 Peter 2:24 {quoting Isaiah 53:5}
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