Holy Saturday Meditation
As you set aside this time each day, know that you are not alone. Others are joining you in this journey. We find ourselves in different places and spaces but we are all still gathered together in the wide, loving embrace of Jesus.
Luke 23:50-56 (NIV
Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
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Whether we are full of joy, or having a time of dark and overwhelming emotion, Jesus is always beside us. Like the thief on the cross, He will not forget us. Knowing this helps us remember, too, the promises He made of a future filled with peace, hope and love. Click the link to listen or sing with us.
Your body was wrapped in cloth and laid in a grave. Death can still feel so final to us. But, like a seed planted in the earth, we await the new life that You promise. Teach us to hope always in You and as we look ahead to the Resurrection, help us to patiently await the time when You will make all things new!