A DAY OF WAITING
Traditionally, the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is a day of waiting with the followers of J ESUS. We remember the pain and desolation the disciples must have felt on the day, thinking their DREAMS OF A TRIUMPHANT RULER OF JERUSALEM had been destroyed. We too can often find ourselves waiting for grace after a period of pain, thinking our hopes for the future have come to nothing. Perhaps a job interview was unsuccessful, a relationship has ended, or we simply find ourselves stuck in a situation that is draining.
We re-enact the disciples’ period of waiting as we consider our own sorrows and losses on this day. While the world resembled calm after the storm, the disciples’ hearts must have remained in turmoil. It can be the same for us, especially, if we are grieving. God is already present and full of signs of new life in our waiting as well. Even though it can seem hopeless. NOT ONLY does he mourn with us in our grief, but he is like a new flower in our life.
Let’s pray for signs of new life in our periods of waiting, and for the opportunity to be THAT sign of grace in the lives of people you know who suffer.
DO NOT BE AFRAID. GO AND TELL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO GO TO GALILEE, THERE THEY WILL SEE ME…(Matt 28-1-10 v 10
Happy and Grace filled Easter to ALL