Darkness Matthew 27:45 The Death of Jesus 45From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. I think we all know the meaning when God talks about being in darkness , because darkness is associated with sin and God’s judgment of sin . We see in John how evil men love darkness rather than light . John 3:19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. But did you also think about when Jesus was on the cross and at noon darkness fell upon the land until 3PM in the afternoon . ? Think about it . God was judging the sin that put Jesus on the cross because of evil men who treated Jesus wrongly . We also have to say the we stand condemned with those evil men because we were born in sin so in a sense we put Jesus there as well . Also think about the darkness as a judgment of the Father God against His Son . I know that sounds radical but thinking about it makes sense because Jesus had to take on yours and my sin and become guilty for our sin . So in essence “ The Sinless One” was made sin for us . How much more should we hate the sin that is in the world doday but like Christ - love the sinner but not the sin . What an awesome Saviour we serve .