There had been silence at the cross for three hours amid the darkness. When the darkness lifted, the voice of Jesus was heard again. What he said was his most enigmatic saying from the cross. The stage was set for the final scene. The darkness of the cross reflected the inner struggle of our Lord against the weight of the sin of the world. This is reflected in his anguished cry expressing the forsakenness felt by every child of Adam as a result of sin, because sin separates us from God.