Easter Saturday
The day between the struggle and the solution; the question and the answer; the offered prayer and the answer thereof. Silent Saturdays.

The Silence of Saturday - Encouraging short sermons and devotionals compiled by The Commandment Co

Jesus is silent. God is silent. Saturday is silent.

While Friday and Sunday get the press. The crucifixion and resurrection command our thoughts. Easter weekend discussions tend to skip Saturday.

But Saturday’s silence torments us. Is God angry? Did I disappoint him? God knows Jesus is in the tomb, why doesn’t He do something? Or, in our case God knows our struggles and challenges. But why doesn’t He act? What are we supposed to do until He does?

Do what Jesus did. Lie still. Stay silent. Trust God. Jesus died with this conviction: “because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay.” (Acts 2:27).

Jesus trusted that God would not leave Him alone in the grave. Therefore you need to know, God will not leave you alone with your struggles. His silence is not His absence, inactivity is never apathy. Saturdays have their purpose. They let us feel the full force of God’s strength. Had God raised Jesus fifteen minutes after the death of His son, would we have appreciated the act? Were He to solve your problems the second they appear, would you appreciate His strength?

For His reasons, God inserts a Saturday between our Fridays and Sundays. If today is one for you, be patient. As one who endured the silent Saturday wrote: “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.” (James 5:7a).

July 21, 2022 — TCCO (Troubleshooting)