At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock.
That day, even the sun refused to show her face.
Then at three o’clock Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”
Right then, He tasted hell so we wouldn’t have to.
Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last.
And it was finished once and for all.
And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
That day, even the ground gave up her dead.
When the Roman officer who stood facing himsaw how he had died, he exclaimed, “This man truly was the Son of God!”
And when they saw even the elements quake, they fell silent……
That day, even the sun hid her face.
But not for long……She knew Sunday was right around the corner.
Passages not italicized taken from the Book of Mark