The Death of Jesus
44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45 while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.
I have heard MacArthur mention that during that period of darkness is when God was pouring out His wrath on Jesus. He can back this up with the fact that the land goes dark (darkness is often a sign of God’s presence), the veil is torn (showing that Christ has broken that separation), and then we know that Jesus says “It is finished.” Thought that to be very interesting and compelling.