Jesus was laid and sealed in a tomb with guards on watch day and night – the disciples hid in fear for they had just witnessed the death of their Lord, and yes, totally anticipated their own deaths would follow soon.  

They didn’t see the resurrection coming.  All they could see was defeat and despair.  So yes, they did what so many of us would do in this situation – they doubted, and yes, they lost hope.  

Because they lost hope – they cowered in fear for their Lord was dead and their hope in Him returning was gone. They lost hope in His promise of life and salvation, and yes, they lost hope in themselves.  

We’ve all felt this way in our lives at one point or another.  You know, that feeling of numbness when we lose someone we love. So no, it doesn’t seem by chance that the words of the psalmist were some of the last words He ever spoke, “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”   It’s as if He took on our cry along with the cry of the disciples that day – that cry that we’ve all found ourselves shouting at some point in our lives. 

If He was in fact echoing our own struggle on the cross, then yes,  it seems that,  “Holy Saturday”, serves an important reminder that doubt and hopelessness are an inevitable part of our story – even if we wish they weren’t.  

We’re a people who will struggle our whole lives with doubt, and yes, at times we’re going to lose hope – it’s not because we’re weak – it’s because our faith is so strong, that what we hope for is so extraordinary, that yes, when we’re faced with pain and death or anything else that stands opposed to His kingdom, just  like we are today at this very time and very place –  it’s understandable to lose hope because we’re human.  

We simply don’t understand the big picture – nor do we have to.  

So yes, on this Day of Silence – we can take the time to rediscover it’s importance, along with the doubt that comes with it.  It’s a critical reminder that our struggle is real – especially when we have the audacity to hope for resurrection in this world that we live.  

Today reminds us that if He was willing to let Thomas poke and prod Him with his doubts even when He stood right before His eyes, then yes – you and I – we must also be willing to embrace and love one another – as we struggle with our own faith while making room for our own doubts.  

We are His people – trying the best we can to hold on to that hope that many take for granted.   For we know that we know that we know – today is not the final chapter in our story – resurrection is coming, and yes, even if we don’t realize it, even if we can’t see it, even if we don’t believe it – the bottom line always and forever will, remain the same.  

We are loved by love Himself.  He loves us big and He loves us strong, and yes – love wins period  

” And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and  the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb”  The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive,  ‘After three days I will rise.’  Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.”  Pilate said to them, “You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.  Matthew 27:59-66  

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