Updated: May 16
HOPE TO COPE DEVOTION
By: Donna Lind
“The next day on the Sabbath (Saturday), the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him, “Sir, we remember what the deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ So, we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we’ll be worse off than we were at first.” Pilate replied, “Take guards and secure it the best you can.” So, they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.
Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
The day between Crucifixion and Resurrection.
The day the disciples were waiting and praying for the third day to see if Jesus was really going to rise from the dead.
Earlier on Saturday, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary had prepared the spices and oils to anoint the body of Jesus, but they ran out of time before it was officially the Sabbath at sundown, so the anointing of the body would have to wait until Sunday morning.
Saturday, in Jewish tradition is the Sabbath, the day of rest.
The day to be still, observe, remember, and keep the day Holy in honor and dedication to the Lord.
So, they rested.
They sat still in the silence and presence of God, worshipping, and waiting in wonder for what would happen on Sunday.
The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter is a reminder that the silence of God doesn’t equal the absence of God.
The Day of Silence.
From Grief to Hope.
Death to Life.
Thorns to Throne.
What began with a Cross ended with a Crown.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for Holy Saturday. The day in-between defeat and victory, death, and life. Thank you for your son, Jesus Christ who took the nails on the cross for me, who bore my sins so that I may live eternally. Help me to set this Holy day aside in remembrance of the price and the debt Christ paid for me. Prepare my heart, mind, and spirit to receive the glorious gift of my resurrected Savior and King, Jesus Christ. Amen.
With JESUS, there is always HOPE TO COPE,
Donna Lind ❤️