I long to write a devotional book - something that will speak to others and encourage them in their journey with God. These are a few of my thoughts...please enjoy them as you find your resting thoughts in the arms of God.

A few quiet moments during the day. Resting thoughts to focus your mind. Come face to face with the One who loves you. Be embraced. Cherished. Loved.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Saturdy Between Death & Life

Today is one of the few days in the last weeks of Jesus that we don't have a lot to talk about. He has been crucified - Jesus is dead. The hope that was there seems to be gone. It seems like Jesus could have been a fraud - after all, how could God die?

Although the Jews had read the prophesies and were waiting for the Messiah, they didn't believe it was Jesus. Was he a good man? Sure. Did he live a holy life? Yes. Was he the Son of God? For some reason they doubted his claims. After seeing the miracles and hearing the words, they still refused to believe that Jesus was exactly who He claimed to be. And because of that refusal, there was silence as he died, and silence on that Saturday, as life seemed to go back to 'normal.'

A quiet Saturday was between a horrific death of a cross and an empty tomb. Every one of us experience a day just like that in our relationship with God. First, there is a death - your sin. Then there is a moment when you have to wrestle with the sin in your life and decide what to do next. Then, there is the Sunday - the promise that you have been forgiven now and forever.

On this Saturday, think about what happened yesterday - the sins, the falls, the moments where God seemed so far away. Then think about tomorrow - the joy, the hope, the promise that this is not there is all to life.

And may your tomorrow dawn full of kindness, grace, and the love of Christ now and forever. Amen.

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