Holy Saturday

This term, in my Christian tradition, was given to this day.

This is one of those “in between,” days — Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

We know what has happened and are not certain what will happen. This uncertainty nestles in either fear or hope. Fear that the past will continue and hope that there will be a better tomorrow!

In my tradition, this day Jesus was “in the grave.” Just saying that feels ominous, settled, and hopeless.

YET!

My faith, tradition, and experience believes and has seen that “there is more to the story,” that there are “additional chapters” in the book of life.

Paul wrote centuries ago.

“We often suffer, but we are never crushed.

Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up.

In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again . . . because we know that God raised the Lord Jesus back to life.

And just as God raised Jesus, he will also raise us to life. Then he will bring us into his presence together”

2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 14 CEV

On this day, may this Saturday be one of hope for all of us!

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