The Darkest Day by Daniel Rodgers

The Darkest Day
Dan Rodgers
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Matthew 27:27-50


1. As we look back over the centuries of time, we find
recorded in the Word of God many amazing stories--many great hours and days in history...

a. It must have been a great day when God created
the heavens and the earth. All the angels must have stood in breathless wonder, as they watched the Lord place the glistening diamonds against the backdrop of a dark velvet cloth that covered the night sky. He placed the sun and the moon like diadems, they were set in their places. He created the mountains and the rivers and set the course of nature and established the call of the wild. He painted all the faces of the flowers, and gave the song to the songbird. Isaiah asked the question: Isaiah 40:12, "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?"

b. Again, it must have been a great day when God
reached down and scooped up the dust of the earth and breathed into it the breath of life, and a man that had never existed before, but one that would live forever, stood upon his feet and walked with his Creator in the garden, in the cool of the day and spoke with Him face to face. That must have been a great day.

c. It must have been a great day when God
communicated His moral Law. As He descended on that high mountain, dark clouds covered the sky, lightening began to flash and thunder began to roll, and the people trembled at the foot of the mountain. Then, out of that dark cloud, the Lord spoke with his servant, Moses. With the finger of His hand, He wrote the Ten Commandments on tables of stone. That must have been a great day.

d. It must have been a great day when the Lord parted
the Red Sea and His people walked across on dry land. Moses stood on the other side and watched ...

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