Saturday, April 7, 2012

Silent Saturday

"So Joseph (of Arimathea) bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb." (Mark 15:46)

The gospels fall silent on Saturday after Jesus' body was buried.

Being the Sabbath, I'm sure Jesus' disciples gathered for the Sabbath meal but also to mourn the loss of their dear friend and teacher.

As they broke bread and drank the cup did Jesus' own word cause them to wondered what they'd missed?

It seems not. For in their mourning their hope seems lost and the realization of God's kingdom come a broken promise.

They had yet to experience the joy and promise of Sunday...Resurrection Day...the fulfillment of hope and God's promise to restore his kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Our waiting for Resurrection Sunday is quite opposite of the first disciples because we know that Jesus did not remain dead but rather transformed and resurrected into his new heavenly body which brought us all the reality of forgiveness and the hope eternal life in God's restored kingdom.

Today, may you be filled with joy as you anticipate family and worship gatherings in celebration of God's restorative promise and resurrection hope through Jesus Christ.

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