Three hours into Christ's crucifixion, an eerie darkness cast its shadow over Israel. It was not just to hide the suffering of Jesus; it was a cosmic sign of God's judgement on human sin (Amos 8:9-10). That strange silence was pierced by the voice of Jesus, calling out in the moment of ultimate desolation. The first, and only, time the Trinity experienced separation from each other had now come with great intensity. The word 'Father' was, for that moment, impossible. As Jesus became sin for us, His appeal was simply to God, His God who was so distant, for the only time in eternity.