"Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour." Matthew 27:45
For the Romans, they would look for the longest path to parade a convicted criminal all the way to the place of the skull called Golgotha, where they would crucify their victims. They wanted as many people as possible to watch the people Rome had condemned.
He went to the cross for you and for me. The sinless Lamb of God atoned for our sins by taking upon Himself the punishment we deserved. Part of that punishment was being totally abandoned by God.
Being abandoned by God did not mean He was forgotten. Can you ever be abandoned by the Father as a Christian? What happens if you feel abandoned? Learn more about Christ and His work on the cross in the complete sermon below.