Saturday

Are You Listening?

I’ve been meditating a lot about living in the space between “Good Friday” and “Easter Sunday”; living in the “Saturday” between… living with hope, yet having questions and wondering “what if”.  It’s a powerful thought to ponder as you consider that the disciples had no context for seeing Jesus crucified.  They didn’t know that Easter Sunday was just around the corner.  Surely they were afraid.  Surely they hoped, but still wondered “what if”.  Living with hope does not mean living without questions and even some fear.

In my blog yesterday about God’s Playbook, I asked the question:

What about the day in between? What about “Saturday”?  What about the day they just sat. And waited. And wondered.  And tried to breathe. And… waited.  What about… “the middle”?

As I’ve been catching up on a lot of blogs I read today, it turns out I’m not the only one who has been thinking about “Saturday”.  In fact, there are quite a few folks who are sharing their thoughts about living in the space between the crucifixion and resurrection; about “Saturday”.  I want to share some of them here with you.  These are all GREAT posts.  I encourage you to read them and let them build your faith.

It seems like God is speaking, LOUDLY, about the significance of “Saturday”.

Are you listening???


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alece
alece

i love when God does stuff like this.

and i'm still sitting in my saturday...
My recent post i’ll be here for a while still

Grant Jenkins
Grant Jenkins

Me too, Alece. Me too. It seems like I've been saying that a lot lately... :)

jtwatson
jtwatson

Thanks for your thoughts Grant. I think a full embrace of Saturday's experience is crucial for us today. How can we truly rejoice and celebrate the victory of Sunday if we have not yet been through the darkness of Saturday? If we move too quickly to Sunday we miss the full experience of Jesus' triumph. Also I love this statement you made: "living with hope does not mean living without questions or even some fear." May we come to understand that questions and fears do not have to quench our hopeful spirit.
My recent post A Giving Life

Grant Jenkins
Grant Jenkins

thanks bro. I agree. That embrace is very crucial to us today. It is the faith-molding "middle" that shows us what is really in our heart. Thanks so much for checking out the blog and for commenting. I really appreciate it!

jtwatson
jtwatson

Thanks for your thoughts Grant. I think a full embrace of Saturday's experience is crucial for us today. How can we truly rejoice and celebrate the victory of Sunday if we have not yet been through the darkness of Saturday? If we move too quickly to Sunday we miss the full experience of Jesus' triumph. Also I love this statement you made: "living with hope does not mean living without questions or even some fear." May we come to understand that questions and fears do not have to quench our hopeful spirit.
My recent post A Giving Life