“At the sixth hour, darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,” when Jesus dies at 3pm.  Read Amos 8:9-10 and marvel! As in Egypt at the time of Moses and Pharaoh, the plague of darkness will precede the final plague: death of the firstborn son. This time, however, it is God’s son. This death occurs on the anniversary of the very plague that gave the children of Israel the feast of Passover: the blood of the lamb brings deliverance!

Amos 8:9-10

“In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord,

“I will make the sun go down at noon
    and darken the earth in broad daylight.
I will turn your religious festivals into mourning
    and all your singing into weeping.
I will make all of you wear sackcloth
    and shave your heads.
I will make that time like mourning for an only son
    and the end of it like a bitter day.

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