Saturday, March 30, 2013


And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment. Luke 23:55.56

Saturday. The Sabbath. The Day of Rest. This was unlike any other Sabbath before or since. There was no rest for those who followed Jesus. They had great expectations and plans. Jesus was the promised and long-awaited Messiah, their King who would rule a mighty kingdom, at least they thought he was. But now ... it was over. Within the hearts of Jesus' followers was only deep anguish, a tremendous sense of loss and hopelessness, and so much confusion and emptiness. He died. He was placed in the tomb. The tomb was sealed and guarded. It was over ... or so they thought.

For today's prayer, spend some time just meditating on the events of Holy Week. Let God speak into your heart through the Passion story.

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