The three hours of darkness that took place while Christ hung on the cross were dark for a reason. In 1 Peter 2:24 we learn that our sins were “in His body”. God brought a supernatural darkness to show that this moment was not one He was looking forward to, or one that He enjoyed at all. Whenever we storms we don’t run towards them, jumping up and down with excitement. Unless we work for the weather channel or get paid to be a storm chaser!
It’s powerful to realize that God had to abandon His Son that day and run away from the joys of life and into a time of darkness and separation. The storm He was chasing was the devastation that our sin brings to our lives. He could have easily left that storm alone, but the cross brought a calm to the storm through the blood of Christ.