“Silent Saturday” says it all.
The hopes of all Jesus’ disciples were completely dashed. To watch the brutality of any crucifixion was difficult. To watch the One you loved and worshipped crucified and murdered unjustly was traumatic.
As they mourned at home, it was the Sabbath, so no work was being done. Those who were there at the crucifixion replayed the shock and horror of it all. The disciples probably berated themselves for not doing something … anything … to stop the injustice. They wondered how they would go on with life without Jesus. Death always makes those left behind feel insurmountable despair.
And so we too on this day must sit with the emotions of lost hope. We too have felt what the disciples and His followers felt. Even though we know Sunday is coming, resist rushing past this day of loss.
Wait with the disciples in spirit.
4 thoughts on “Silent Saturday”
So often we don’t want to go through the hard. We know there will be a blessing. But so difficult. My friend once said, the longer the wait…the bigger the blessing. I find this to be true. There is a wisdom we obtain that can only be gotten through a long enduring trial. I have had a few in my life. It teaches you trust and faith that would not otherwise come if it came too soon. We are able to endure and persevere through future trials, with the hope found only in Jesus.
Silent Saturday, so much is in that statement.to be silent and pause today. Is very important. To many people are rushing about busy with their own lives. I am pondering what this day must really be about.. what it was like during the actually day after Jesus was crucified
Beautifully written! Such a devastating day . . . and He did it for you & me! Just saw an Easter Drama of the crucifixion . . . so powerful! ✝️
To sit with the emotions of lost hope is hard for me to do. I want to – to know more of Him. But it is difficult knowing what is coming. I’ll take any advice to help me not rush the day of loss.