Leading The Way - Week of March 28
By Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Through the years, people have refused to believe the miracles of Calvary. They’ve developed theories to explain away the events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus.
And the one thing these people and their theories have in common is that they refuse to accept the supernatural and continue to search for a natural reason. But there are no natural, coincidental occurrences surrounding the resurrection of the Christ. God’s hand was evident through it all. God’s miracles do not begin and end with the resurrection itself.
There are several more supernatural events that happened from the death of Jesus through the days following His resurrection. Over the next couple days, we will take a look at what the Bible says happened during that time.
The Darkness Fell
Just before Jesus’ death on the cross, darkness fell upon the land during the middle of the day. The Bible tells us that, “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining” (Luke 23:44-45). While no one knows for sure if this darkness covered the earth or if it was localized to Judea, we do know it was a supernatural darkness. This was not a coincidental occurrence of a natural eclipse. This three-hour darkness was caused by God’s hand, symbolizing the significance and intense suffering of the death of Jesus.
Prayer: Father, I am grateful that the events that took place around the death and resurrection of Christ can’t be explained apart from Your hand at work. Thank You for showing Your power even in the darkness that fell the day of the crucifixion. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also” (1 Corinthians 6:14).
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