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Meditation: Holy Saturday

by | Apr 16, 2022 | Holy Week, Meditation | 0 comments

Here we are at Holy Saturday.

A day of silence.

A day of anguish, despair, and uncertainty.

As Jesus’s body lay in the tomb, his disciples had no idea what was going on behind the scenes. They were unaware that Christ was actively liberating the captives while crushing death.

I can’t help but think about all the times we find ourselves sitting in moments of anguish, despair, and uncertainty. Times that can be brought on because of a financial situation, a medical diagnosis, or a relational failure, etc. If we’re honest, it’s in those moments that we don’t see any way out and we begin to wonder if we actually wasted years thinking this couldn’t possibly happen to us.

For me it was a marital crisis in 20131*The martial crisis is discussed in our interview on the I’m F*cked Up Podcast. The links are: Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Disclaimer: Explicit Language., a four month long Holy Saturday moment. A time in which I questioned all the years prior and wondered how we found ourselves in that place. It wasn’t suppose to be that way. That moment wasn’t the path to wholeness of any sort, or was it?

It’s interesting how the Lord can take situations which to the human eye look abysmal and even terminal and yet he can do something profound, dare I say miraculous, with it.

When we’re frozen in the moment, unsure of what to do, all we should do is pray and live into that day, no other. As we do that we trust that though we don’t understand, and though things may not look like what we thought, one way or another tomorrow will come and the Lord will be there to meet us.

So, here we are at Holy Saturday.

A day of silence.

A day of anguish, despair, and uncertainty.

So fellow Christian, despite the turmoil, the waves, threatening to overtake you, pause, and breathe deeply.

Listen for your very breath calls upon the Lord.

Yah (inhale slowly)

Weh (exhale slowly)

Yah (inhale slowly)

Weh (exhale slowly)

Even in the midst of the storm, though the Lord may appear to sleep, he is with you.

Today it is not the end, simply the stillness before a new beginning.

Grace and Peace to You.

 


Image Credit: Jean-Jacques Henner - Jesus at the Tomb (The Dead Christ)
Originally posted on my Facebook account in 2021.
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    *The martial crisis is discussed in our interview on the I’m F*cked Up Podcast. The links are: Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Disclaimer: Explicit Language.

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