Hello SPV Fam, just a quick word as I reflect on “Holy Saturday” this morning. Today is the day that marks the aftershock of the worst day in human history, the literal lynching and murdering of God himself. And no matter how hard I try, I’m not sure I’ve ever even scratched the surface of the level of heartache, fear, depression, disillusionment, abandonment, anger, confusion, grief…along with a million other adjectives, the disciples and particularly Mary must have felt. And while I want to know….I don’t really want to know. I don’t ever want to really know.
While there are many deep truths and lessons to gleam from the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus, here is the one I want to leave you with today:
Just because God is silent, does not mean God is absent.
Let me say that again: Just because God is silent, does not mean God is absent.
That is one of the primary lessons of Holy Saturday and that is one of the primary lessons (and benefits) throughout our lives as a follower of Jesus.
Much love (and presence) to you all,
P.S. If you are able, please join us at the SPV tomorrow for Easter. Breakfast is at 9:30 in the café, live prayer is at 10:00 in the auditorium (should you want to join us for that) and our traditional “It’s Friday” video and worship will begin promptly at 10:30. hope to see you there.