There is little in the Gospels about the Saturday after Good Friday. For the disciples, it’s the day without hope, the day of grief, the day after the death of their Master and of their dream.
It turned out to be only an in-between day, of course, the day between death and resurrection. But they didn’t know that. Yet.
Author Phillip Yancey says that, in a way, we live in a Saturday world. The events of the Gospels are in the past, and they give us our blessed hope. But the fulfillment of the promises are still ahead of us. We haven’t yet been reunited with loved ones. Our tears haven’t yet been wiped away. We are in between the promise and the glory.
So today, let’s pray for strength (for ourselves and each other) to live in the in-between time, while we await our blessed hope (Titus 2:13).
And let’s remember: We know something the disciples didn’t!