As the sun sets and rises, so too did the Son of God

When the Savior was crucified, the whole earth rent and reacted violently. The stars and sun hid all manner of light. So dark was it that you feel the thickness in it. The light of the world had been taken from it. The earth was in great upheaval as she too was feeling the agony of losing her Savior.

People wept bitterly, many wandered aimlessly and was tormented beyond most peoples comprehension when they realized they had crucified the Son of God. I cannot even begin to fathom what that must have been like.

Although the tempests, earthquakes, storms and such lasted for only 3 hours. The darkness lasted for 3 days! It is stated in the scriptures the those who lived through the darkness had said they “could feel the vapor of darkness”;
“And there was great mourning and howling and weeping among all the people continually; yea, great were the groanings of the people, because of the darkness and the great destruction which had come upon them.

I was not present during that time so I cannot write the words to give it justice.

Then on the 3rd day Jesus emerged from the tomb that once held His lifeless body, as a glorious, resurrected being of splendor, light, and majesty.

As I experience the sun setting each evening and the sun rising each morning, I want to remember the significance of what Easter truly means and hope to carry it through my day to day living. Oh how I love my Savior.