Holy Saturday | Living In-Between
The Chief Priests and Pharisees Place Guards at the Tomb - Matthew 27:62–66
Holy Saturday is the day in between the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. It was a day of Sabbath as Jesus was in the tomb and his disciples were experiencing the aftermath of Good Friday. They were living in between the darkest day in history and the most glorious day in history.
Today, we live between the ascension and the second coming of Christ. We live in-between what was and what is to come. However, our perspective is different than that of the disciples on Saturday. We know what’s going to happen. We know that there will be a day when Christ returns and makes all things new. We know that there is an empty tomb that causes our eyes to look upward in anticipation of the future coming of King Jesus. It causes us to look to the future with hope, and not despair. It enables us to endure the race that is set before us.
Church, as you wait for Easter Sunday tomorrow, remember that we all are waiting "eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." (Romans 8:23-25)