Reading: Matt. 27:59-66, Mark 15:46-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42
“Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.” Luke 23:56 ESV
Not a lot was said about Saturday of Holy Week. It was the Sabbath so they had to get Jesus into the tomb on Friday and roll the stone over the tomb and wait until Sunday. Not much was said so we just have to think for ourselves, how were the disciples feeling? How was the Roman soldier, who as soon as Jesus breathed his last breath realized “this man was surely the son of God”, feeling? Have you ever had a sleepless night that you just kept thinking “How can this be?” I think the disciples probably did not sleep a lot. The world was quiet. They were probably together. We know most of them were on Sunday anyway. They probably sat around and rehashed some of the events of the previous days thought “how did we get here?” “What could we have done to stop this?” I just think in my human flesh that is what I would be thinking. I keep thinking of the following passage.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation” Psalm 42:5
They didn’t know it yet but all Hope was not lost. It’s not lost for you and me either. Sunday’s coming!