Holy Week Reflections, Day 6
“The Sabbath Day of Silence” – based on all 4 Gospels
A grieving people
Stayed home that Sabbath –
The Sabbath after
The darkest day in history.
The women saw
Their Messiah buried
In a rich man’s tomb
And went home to prepare Him spices.
The chief priests
Went to Pilate in fear,
Demanding the tomb be guarded
For even they had doubts.
The weeping hearts questioned –
“Why? Why did it end this way?
Why didn’t He save Himself?”
But the Sabbath day
As they waited –
Their questions left unanswered.
It seemed that God
Had forgotten about them
And left them without a Savior –
Just when it seemed all was well.
He had come into their lives
And changed everything –
He had brought peace and love
Into dark places full of strife.
And then He was brutally
Condemned and killed,
Seemingly for no reason,
Leaving the world without protest.
It seemed cruel and ugly and unfair.
And all they could do that Sabbath
Was weep and wait and wonder
Why everything had gone so wrong.
But God wasn’t done with the story –
Any more than he’s done with ours.
He just needed them to trust Him
All the way till day’s end.
For Sunday’s dawn would reveal
The reason for Sabbath’s silence.