Lord’s Day, October 7, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 6:24-7:20; Jeremiah 41:1-42:6; Hebrews 10:19-39

Now from the sixth hour there was a darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. Matthew 27:45

Camping at Sheriff Hutton just outside York, England I remember August 11, 1999 very well. We experienced a solar eclipse. For a few minutes we witnessed it getting darker and cooler and then a few minutes later the sun’s rays brought us into true daylight again. We stood in awe at the wonder of creation. When our Lord was crucified, midday was turned to midnight. This was no eclipse for a few minutes but a total darkness over the earth for three hours. His suffering in those hours was not for man to see. We are so thankful for our Lord who paid the price of our sin. —John M. Clegg

Well might the sun in darkness hide and shut His glories in,
When the incarnate Maker died for man, His creature’s sin. —Isaac Watts