Can you imagine an entire day where all of your thoughts are consumed about what just happened and what will we do next? What happened to Jesus being the Messiah and putting Jews back on track? Our leader is dead, what now? The apostles and extended disciples were at an all-time low. I cannot even imagine all that they had to bear in this one day.
We become low and have seasons of deep grief and mourning. We have had hectic weeks where at the end we find only sorrow and nothing to show for our hard work. We have seasons where we cannot find the light. And if we are believers we will find ourselves asking questions of God, that may not be answered. We long for light and an end to the despair.
And all we can say is that Sunday is coming. There is a resurrection and life will once again appear, where it seemed death had conquered. While our seasons of life and our grief may never come to the conclusion we were hoping for, God is still in control. It cannot be taken from us that God killed his own son and raised him from the dead. But how can we be confident in a resurrection if we cannot fully believe death has occurred?
So we wait...and rest...and mourn...and live in the death of Christ. We live in the death of our own happiness. We live in the death of the world's despair. We live in this death...with hope!
Hope is on the Horizon!
Our Hope is not manufactured, but true, because Jesus wasn't just presumed dead...he was dead...in a tomb.
ALL DAY SATURDAY...DEAD!!!!
Thank God we know about Sunday!