We all know what it means to wait something without knowing how the outcome will be. The anxiety that clouds our thinking when we are waiting for those test results from that hospital or for the results of a definitive exam. Some of us also know what it means to wait for the doctor to confirm the results of a pregnancy test after waiting for too long to have a child or how terrifying it is to wait outside a hospital theatre to get the news about a loved one undergoing a life threatening operation. This is what is called the Saturday between. After they saw their master crucified, dead and buried on Good Friday, the waiting to see if His words would come true began. It must have been one of the longest Saturday’s for the disciples all to see if their three year investment in Jesus was worth it. There was no recorded history of someone rising on their own from the dead and this was to be the first case. It was ridiculous even to think of it but when they remembered the many miracles they witnessed, it was worth the wait. All what stood between them and the confirmation of this miracle was Saturday. How many of us this Easter weekend could be going through a Saturday between experience. In what situation do you feel like the disciples waiting for the will of God to be revealed in a difficult area? Where do you wish something can come to an end soon? Am saying this knowing how many of us feel inconvenience by the Corona virus and the uncertainty surrounding this global pandemic. For how long shall the wait be until all this is over? What shall become of our businesses? What about parents that have candidates this year? Just the way the disciples were not frustrated because of waiting on the promise of Jesus, your expectation shall also not be cut off. The God of Good Friday is the God of the Saturday in between and the resurrection Sunday! Don’t give up hoping, the God who promised will turn around your shame into celebration!
“The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.” Luke 23:55 NIV
Last modified: April 11, 2020