Saturday, April 11, 2009

Holy Week Part III: The Second Day

The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter is a day of reflection. Today, we ponder the endless silence found in the grave.

I think about Jesus' family and friends, of the bewilderment they must have felt that day. I have been in that place - the place where so many things I was sure of sat in ruins. Which way to turn next?

Before the third day, there is the hopelessness of the second day. The day when all seems lost and God is silent. Today, we consider that but for the hand of God, we would live in the second day forevermore.

May you feel His grace today,
Gail W.

The last Word:
O my God, I cry out by day, but You do not answer.
Psalm 22:2, NIV.


Denise said...

My friend, I love you. Be greatly blessed.

Sita said...

I was just thinking of that today, Gail...the followers of Christ on Saturday...they did not know yet He would rise on Sunday...
But we know...we do have that hope of new life, resurrection...therefore we wait eagerly in expectation...
Have a blessed Easter,
Love, Sita

Stacy said...

Gail, once again, your words have WOWed me. I have never really considered the hopelessness of that 2nd day. I guess since I "knew how the story ended", the moments of hopelessness didn't take root. I love your words about "...but for the hand of God, we would live in the second day forevermore." Unbearable thought that has furhter deepened my appreciation for the sacrifice that was made.

May your Easter be filled with much love and many blessings.


Lelia Chealey said...

This was so short & sweet...I loved it Gail!
Thanks for making me think!

Crown of Beauty said...

short but direct to the point... I wish there were a few more sentences... the thoughts expressed are beautiful. If not for the hand of God, we would be living forever in that in between place. Indeed praise God for the third day.

I read your two last posts one after the other, not wanting to miss out on what you write. They point me to God, always. Reading your posts are like sitting under the shade of a big tree on a hot day! So refreshing.

durochka said...

Gail, As your other blog followers noted, we never thought about the hopelessness of the second day. I love what you wrote here: "Today, we consider that but for the hand of God, we would live in the second day forevermore." Awesome words that remind me ever more clearly of God's love for us, and about the power and beauty of the Resurrection. Thank you for this. Love, Bwana

Amrita said...

Today is Sunday....the Lord is risen in victory

Sue said...

Happy Easter, Gail! I'm glad you are back to blogging, as I was blessed reading your thought and faith provoking posts.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Where most of us get the silence! God help us to walk our Easter.

Thanks for these wonderful thoughts, Gail. God's richest blessings to you this week.