Are we advantaged by knowing what they did not know? Those eleven disciples in despair that Saturday morn’ Their master, their teacher dead, laying in the tomb They did not know the joy, the power, the triumph They did not already know The miracle of Easter, as we do (if we truly do).
Yes, we do not know cannot truly feel their despair in the darkness, Saturday But, in the same way we experience a faint echo of their utter transformation, their abject joy the blinding brilliance come Easter morn’.
So embrace their suffering, their mourning this day as we wait, wondering, as they did what will happen, waiting, in pain and loss, not knowing what came on Easter
April 11, 2009 John 18:1-19:42 Job 14:1-14 Upper Room Disciplines 2009 – April 10, 2009 Upper Room Disciplines 2009 – April 11, 2009 Alive Now – April 11, 2009, “The Great Vigil of Easter”