Waiting For Sunday

So here we are on Saturday of Easter Weekend.   The day between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.   The Bible doesn't tell us very much about what was happening on this day.   Scripture does teach that Christ proclaimed who He was I Peter 3:18-19 to the unrighteous dead, not meaning He was giving them a second shot at salvation but just declared who He was.   Ephesians 4:8 also tells us that He led captivity captive, scholars disagree on exactly what that means.    Besides that there is not much information but for those followers of Jesus that had watched Him die and be buried the day before it was a day of great confusion, loss, and sadness with no voice of Jesus to console them.   It is interesting to note that Saturday is the Jewish sabbath and perhaps among other things Christ was simply observing the sabbath before He completed the work of redemption rising from the dead the next day.   For the disciples and followers of Jesus it must have been a very difficult church day.  

They were waiting for answers, not knowing that The Answer was about to completely revolutionize their world.   Waiting for God to speak, move, direct, heal, resurrect, can feel like an eternity.    Over the past couple of months as I have had more doctor visits and tests that I ever imagined the hardest thing has been waiting.  Waiting to know what is wrong and then waiting to begin treatment that will begin to fix what was wrong.   While I wait continuing to lose more weight and able to eat less and less (even liquids).  The last day that I felt fairly normal was Valentines Day, Feb. 14.  Over 6 weeks has passed and I have more information but no progress yet towards my healing.   Waiting is hard.   Especially when you don't have the answers you need or a real expectation of when things will change.   I do expect to begin to move forward next week but even that is not certain.

In the midst of waiting for Sunday which represents the resurrection we are praying for in our lives I am reminded of Lamentations 3.  The prophet Jeremiah is cataloging all the very difficult times that Israel is working through with no real relief in sight.   In the middle of the chapter he says these words "The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord" Lam. 3:25-26.    What?   Jeremiah is going through the hardest time of his life and he is able to say it is good to wait for a God who is good!!    I don't think I'm to Jeremiah's level yet but I am learning that in the waiting God is still working, whether or not I can see it.   If I truly believe He is good then I can trust Him when He seems silent and that things are not happening or at least not moving quick enough for me.   If you are in between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday in your life I pray that you will remind yourself of His goodness and find strength to wait on Him.   Sunday is coming, Jesus is alive!


Sonya - April 3rd, 2021 at 4:13pm


Matthew - April 13th, 2021 at 10:48am

Thank you Sonya! Love ya!!