In church the other day my Preacher mentioned how everyone focuses on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. There are wonderful reasons for that focus but he asked the question, “what about Saturday?” I had never really given Saturday much consideration, it is just kind of glossed over and squeezed in-between the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus.

Friday was horrendous and the death of Jesus had to be devastating for believers. They had been told that the day would come when Jesus would die and resurrect but seeing it in person had to shake them to the core. Can you imagine the questions? I know that all these years later that I still have probably the very same questions. Why, Lord, would you let Jesus suffer so horribly? He was beaten. He was spit on and mocked. He was nailed to the cross, his flesh was torn. He was impaled with a sword. This was YOUR son, Lord, why would you LET Him suffer?

Then comes Saturday. Your belief was shattered the day before with the death of Jesus. I can only imagine that Saturday had to be depressing. I know that I would have been still in shock and I think that my head would have been hung low. It had been told that Jesus would come back but they had just witnessed him dying. They had seen the wounds inflicted on him. He was gone! Once you are dead you don’t come back to life.

Waiting is hard. Not knowing is hard. I am sure that many of you have had times in your life when a life-changing event happened. You had to have been in shock and denial. Maybe you or someone you love was diagnosed with an illness, maybe your marriage is crumbling, or maybe someone very close to you died. There is a period of unbelief and then the waiting begins. Waiting for what comes next and waiting to see how this is going to affect you.

Matthew 28:6

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Waiting IS hard but there are times when the outcome is beautiful. The events and the struggles that lead to the outcome might be hard and not at all what you want. But, just like a diamond is made from an incredible amount of pressure, you might be able to shine again one day. The Lord in all of His splendid glory is now shining down on all of us.

HE HAS RISEN!

Have a Blessed Day!!!

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19 Comments

  1. Great thoughts! Happy Easter Tania. He is risen indeed, just as He said He would!!

  2. Tammy Sosebee Reply

    ♥️ Like you, I have never thought about the day of waiting and uncertainty between crucifixtion and resurrection! Thank you for this perspective!

  3. Happy Easter! May we all find comfort in your words! Best… Kathy

  4. Thank you, I needed that. I am in a waiting period and needed to be reminded that eventually Saturday gives way to Sunday. How blessed are we that Jesus didn’t give up! Thank you Lord.

  5. He is risen indeed! Love the song, “I Can Only Imagine” and saw the movie yesterday – good movie, too! Happy Easter!

  6. Happy Easter to you and your family. Thank you for your thoughts today..encouraging as always..Teresa

  7. Happy Easter Tania and Joe, to your children and beautiful grandkids and also to all the fellow fashion fans reading this Easter message today. Blessings, Everyone! Lovexxoo

  8. Just beautiful Tania. We lost our Troy 6 years ago and I can only imagine when we’ll see him again by Jesus side.

  9. Beautifully written. Waiting is incredibly hard and during that time it is hard to even think about what God is doing in your life. And when He brings you through your circumstances it is so worrh the wait. I know this for myself. Not easy but necessary. Thank you Tania for sharing. It is always a blessing. Happy Easter.

  10. Just want to comment on “I Can Only Imagine”…if you haven’t seen the movie, you should try to go. It is an amazing story. Love your Sunday posts.

  11. Thank you for your insight about the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter. I must admit I hadn’t thought of it before now. And thank you for putting the I Can Only Imagine music video at the end! My husband and I saw that movie yesterday – it was awsome! Happy Easter to you, Joe, and your family!

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