Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last.
So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”
And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
Darkness is lack of light resulting loss of vision and yet out of the darkness came light. In the beginning…there was darkness and God spoke and there was light. Jesus called out; “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” God spoke. The veil was torn and light was given; the physical destroyed the spiritual released. Light now comes not from a physical sun, but from a spiritual Son. The physical was destroyed by the physical; mankind destroyed the body of the man, but the spirit continues to live returning to the life source that gave it its life.
Do we stand at a distance and watch“… But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things…” or do we come close and get involved? Are we spectators or participants? Do we fully realize how limitless the spirit is? It cannot be bound by the physical. The boundaries put in place with one man’s disobedience are now broken by the total obedience of God as man. He says to us, in essence, “you can!” We are not limited except by our own actions. Is our vision locked up in the darkness of our physical existence or can we break free to see and believe as Christ believed and follow his steps? He is showing us the way.