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Through this toilsome world, alas,
Once and only once I pass,
If a good deed I may do,
If a kindness I may show
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can,
No delay for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again. ~ Stephen Grellet
The Saturday of Holy Week is that day sandwiched between “Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. It is the transitional time between doubt and faith. It is a bridge between tragedy and triumph when there is no choice but to cope with what is in between. It’s that gray day of uncertainty about what’s going to happen next and how things will work out. God willing, we can deal with Saturday!!
Jesus said, “I’m going to be handed over to the enemy.” “I am going to be crucified.” “The Elders are going to deliver me up.” But then also said, “Don’t be concerned about all of that because on the third day I will be raised!! He told them, “Yes, I’m going to be crucified.” “Yes. I’m going to die.” But for some reason that’s all they heard. Maybe it was because after everything negative had spoken, they couldn’t hear the truth of what God was saying.
Isn’t that what happens to us? Life speaks discouragement and negativity and we listen intently as if it has the last word. Sometimes, it’s the doctor who speaks words we rather not hear, the funeral director speaks, the judge speaks, pain speaks, heartbreak speaks, the bill collector speaks, jobs speak, spouses speak, friends speak, and even our children speak. And with all that speaking, somehow we miss what God is saying!! But make no mistake; God is always saying something–even on Saturday to remind us in our waiting, worrying and wondering – God is still working!!
Saturday will remain that transitional time between Friday and Sunday. But will it be for you, a day of angst and uncertainty or a day of Sabbath rest? Saturday is not dark and gray—cloudy or uncertain. It is live and in living color. It is a time of anticipation and celebration in honor of the Love that would not let us go!!! In fact the promise is,
Saturday is the day that the Lord has made. Let’s rejoice and be glad in it because our SAVIOR LIVES and because HE LIVES—we live to face our tomorrows!!
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“It’s called LIFE and it happens to all of us.”
Life happens, and by the Grace of God, we keep happening through it.
I do not at all understand the mystery of Grace – only that it meets us where we are,
but does not leave us where it found us.
His love has no limits; His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
Annie Johnson Flint