It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. (Luke 23:44)
Creation knew what was happening. The sun did not want to shine its light on such injustice. The Prince of Heaven hanging for all to see. Nails in his hands. Nails through his feet. Thorns jammed into his head. But, most horrific of all, the people mocked him. Humanity hurling insults and taunts at their Creator. Yet, Jesus remains on the cross. He endures. He perseveres. For he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
Father, thank you for Jesus. Jesus, thank you for the cross. Spirit, help us see the cost.