Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Countdown Day 9: The Savior Dies

Easter Countdown Day 9

A dark cloth, broken rocks

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?...
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent… Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God.”

Matthew 27:45-46, 50-52
(See also: Helaman 14:14-20; 3 Nephi 8:19-23)

...Jesus felt the Father's presence removed from him for a moment while he was on the cross. Why was this necessary?
...What was the significance of the darkness, the earthquakes, the storms, and other tumults that occurred after the death of the Savior? 

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