Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. Matthew 27:45
In the hour of the dying of the Son of God, in that infinite, awful mystery, spiritual evil had its manifestation in the darkness that settled over all the land. The darkness was of Satan; it was coincident with the ultimate in the suffering of the Son of God.…
In the darkness He saved not Himself, but He saved me. He declined to move toward His own deliverance in order that He might loose me from my sin. Out of the darkness has come a light. The word spoken by Cyrus long ago has been fulfilled in the spiritual glory to the Son of God, “I will give thee the treasures of darkness.” And because fulfilled to the Son of God by the Father Who loved Him, and wrought with Him through the mystery of His forsaking, the word has been fulfilled also to the sons of God who are born not of blood, nor of man, nor of the will of the flesh, but of God. He gives us the treasures of darkness.
From the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land, and from the darkness have come the treasures of pardon, and peace, of power, and of purity. – G. Campbell Morgan, The Westminster Pulpit