yesterday is considered to be one of the saddest days in history. tomorrow is considered to be the absolute greatest day in history. so where does that leave the day that lies in between?
Good Friday is a day marked in history where Jesus hung on a tree for you and me. a day where crowds mocked and betrayed Him. a day where every sin on Him was laid. a day where He PAID it all in full, so we could have life.
Easter is a day marked in history filled with victory. a day where Jesus fulfilled the promise. a day where He arose again. a day where His power was shown in the fullest of ways. a day where He defeated the grave.
saturday is a day of unknown. a day of uncertainty. a day of waiting for promises to be fulfilled.
saturday is the day where people questioned, “is what He said really going to happen?” are those promises going to be fulfilled? I often wonder what the disciples thought. did they believe without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus would come back to life the next day; did they have the faith to trust Him fully – to cling to His promises?
we live in this place so very often. we live with so many ‘saturdays’ in our life. we live in the place where prayers haven’t been answered. where circumstances take a complete turn for the worst. where relationships get broken. where children choose a path that leads to destruction. and in these places we do not know what’s coming next. we are in a place of weeping, wondering, and waiting. BUT we have been given promises.
what is our response going to be? are we going trust and rest in the promises of what God has said? God’s ways are higher than our ways. His plans are far better than our plans. He has us in the palm of His hand with our best in mind.
now while we are waiting for our sundays to come, how will we respond?
for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise. – mark 9:31
He is not here, but has risen. remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” and they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. – luke 24:6-9
what shall we say then? are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? by no means! how can we who died to sin still live in it? do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? we were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. – romans 6:1-4
…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. – psalm 30:5