Easter Weekend

Dear Friends,

WOW.. Jesus Knew God would not leave Him alone in the grave... We need to know this too! God isn't leaving us in our struggles my friends... His silence is NOT ABSENCE!!! WHAT WISDOM!!! Think of how much we are growing, trusting, leaning on Him... He had to wake up our nation... our world! He is a jealous God... Jealous for a relationship with Him who gave us life! We have turned on Him and have been so wicked in our ways as a world...

Let us all reflect on this amazing day of our most important relationship... What the cross means.. what his suffering and death for our salvation means to us.. and how we take it for granted... Today on this Holy Saturday as we approach the resurrection and the gift Jesus gave us, the love He has for us and the power of this... We can never take a moment He gives us on this earth for granted... He is the one who gives us life and breath...

He has us here for such a time as this... He has such a purpose for our lives..

As we reflect on His deep love for us today, lets introspect how we can share that love with all we meet and especially lets life up and do what we can for the front line people who are fighting and risking their lives to save those with the virus.

Sending love to you all.

MAX LUCADO:

While reflecting and praying about Holy Saturday and what to share, God directed me to this amazing reminder from Max Lucado. I must share with you.

Jesus is silent on Saturday. The women have anointed his body and placed it in Joseph’s tomb. The cadaver of Christ is as mute as the stone which guards it. He spoke much on Friday. He will liberate the slaves of death on Sunday. But on Saturday, Jesus is silent.

So is God. He made himself heard on Friday. He tore the curtains of the temple, opened the graves of the dead, rocked the earth, blocked the sun of the sky, and sacrificed the Son of Heaven. Earth heard much of God on Friday.

Nothing on Saturday. Jesus is silent. God is silent. Saturday is silent.

Easter weekend discussions tend to skip Saturday. Friday and Sunday get the press. The crucifixion and resurrection command our thoughts. But don’t ignore Saturday. You have them, too.

Silent Saturdays. The day between the struggle and the solution; the question and the answer; the offered prayer and the answer thereof.

Saturday’s silence torments us. Is God angry? Did I disappoint him? God knows Jesus is in the tomb, why doesn’t He do something? Or, in your case God knows your career is in the tank, your finances are in the pit, your marriage is in a mess. Why doesn’t He act? What are you supposed to do until He does?

You do what Jesus did. Lie still. Stay silent. Trust God. Jesus died with this conviction: “You will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay” (Acts 2:27 NIV).

Jesus knew God would not leave him alone in the grave. You need to know, God will not leave you alone with your struggles. His silence is not his absence, inactivity is never apathy. Saturdays have their purpose. They let us feel the full force of God’s strength. Had God raised Jesus fifteen minutes after the death of His son, would we have appreciated the act? Were He to solve your problems the second they appear, would you appreciate His strength?

For His reasons, God inserts a Saturday between our Fridays and Sundays. If today is one for you, be patient. As one who endured the silent Saturday wrote: “Be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord” (James 5:7 NKJV).

© Max Lucado, 2013

 

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