Please read Matthew 27:57-66
On this Holy Saturday we sit at the tomb of Jesus and join with all of creation in the great silence that this day holds. The mystery and confusion of what has been, what is, and ultimately what will be weighs heavy on our hearts and minds. With all of creation the church is compelled to renew again our commitment to live in and into the holy mystery of what happens between Thursday night and Sunday morn. This day we wait in holy silence for that which is to come.
Much of life is marked by such waiting. It seems that the world at times conspires to hide the very goodness, peace and promise that is inherent in the world through the saving work of Christ Jesus. It seems that, like in this scripture reading, powers and principalities conspire to guard and hide the life that is meant to be shared with all. We know all too well about waiting.
So we wait on this day for something or someone to awaken from the tomb that points us to death. May we wait with reverence, devotion and love for that which we know is coming, life and even life abundant. Come Lord Jesus, Come.
Dear God, bless us in our waiting and longing to see you again.
Thaddaeus B. Allen
Your Visiting Regional Minister
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