The Quiet: Five Minute Saturday

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It’s the empty day. Good Friday is over but Easter Sunday is still on it’s way. Though our culture has filled with day with egg hunts and food prep (I know I’ll spend most of today cleaning my house). But it is essentially a day of silence. The day God was quiet with the world.

The man who so many had set his hopes on was dead. He was buried in the tomb and all hope seemed lost. Saturday is the day of doubts, the day of grief. For the disciples, as good Jews, it was also the Sabbath. A return to normalcy and yet not. Because things would never be normal again.

Grief is like that. We feel like things will never be right again. After all the hubbub of funerals and memorials have past, we are left with the emptiness and trying to find a way to create some kind of normal again.

This is where we have the advantage. We know that Sunday is coming. But that doesn’t mean that we should skip the experience of the silence. I heard a counselor once say, lean into the pain, because there is no avoiding it or going around it or rushing through it.

Today is a day of unknown waiting. I think a lot of can feel this. We know all that we hope for, but it feels uncertain. All we can hear is the quiet and wonder where God is. As you fill your day with celebrations and pleasant diversions, take a few moments to think about this grief day. Connect with the pain and waiting in your own life. It may feel like a dark time. But the dawn is coming.

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3 thoughts on “The Quiet: Five Minute Saturday

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Natasha! I think it took me until this morning to really zero in on what I wanted to write. But the word seemed even more appropriate today.

  1. Great reflections here! I think it is easy to focus on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and skip over the Saturday but it is comforting to reflect on in our times of waiting- to think how hopeless it must have felt for the first disciples, how it must have seemed that God was silent, but to know that it wasn’t the end of the story and so whatever we face there is always hope.

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