Saturday Comes Before Sunday

Holy Saturday is a time of waiting.  We are in that in-between time when everything actually is happening and yet everything feels so still and stopped.  We wait, like a child waiting for any big day, unsure if it will ever get here.

Richard Rohr said, “One cannot just jump from Friday to Sunday in this case, there must be Saturday!”  On this day of the Jewish Sabbath, even the dead body of Jesus rests, waiting for God to do whatever God plans to do.

Waiting is an act of faith and submission, mixed with the authentic hope.  We do not wait and hope with a “namby pamby” faith that recites a weak mantra that “It will be ok.”  We wait with an assured hope God knows what to do with a life offered in love for the sake of others.

This means we may find new meaning in an unexpected way of place, different than what we wanted.  Yet, we wait with a courageous hope, trusting God is up to something creative and redemptive again.  We wait with our ears peeled ready to hear those ancient words, “God saw everything God had made, and indeed, it was very good.”

Published in: on April 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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