Daily D – Luke 23:44-45
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three, because the sun’s light failed.
LUKE 23:44-45 (CSB)
The light from the sun was gone. (NLT)
Clint Eastwood in the movie Unforgiven utters this unforgettable line:
“It’s a hell of a thing killin’ a man. You take away everything he ever had and ever would have.”
John 1:9 says, “The true light that gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.”
Now the light was extinguished.
It was a hell of a thing.
How, then, can we call that Friday Good?
John telegraphed the end of this story from the beginning.
“In him was life, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it,” (1:4, 5).
The darkness of death was about to go out. The Light of the World was about to shine again. The death of Jesus turned out the light of sin’s reign. The light of God’s forgiveness was about to shine without fail forevermore. That is why we call that Friday, and this one, Good.
Darkness reigns for the moment. Light reigns forever.
Sunday is coming.
I will wait for the light.
Our Father, into my darkness, shine. Amen.
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Psalm 123:1, 2 I lift my eyes to you, the one enthroned in heaven. Like a servant’s eyes on his master’s hand, like a servant girl’s eyes on her mistress’s hand, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until he shows us favor. (CSB)
2 Samuel 5:3, 4 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron. King David made a covenant with them at Hebron in the LORD’s presence, and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty, years old when he began his reign; he reigned for forty years. (CSB)