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Holy Saturday April 11


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READ: Matthew 28:1-10

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.” This is my message for you.’ So, they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’


Waiting can be hard. It can be one of the hardest things in life. Waiting for news from your doctor; waiting for a friend/spouse to return home; waiting to hear if you got that job or not; and waiting for a new virus to pass so we can get out of our houses again! Before there was a reunion at the Tomb there was sorrowful waiting.

Choose something to wait for today. Skip a meal to wait for the next one. Skip the TV/ Video Games for the day and wait to watch/ play tomorrow. Then…replace the time you would normally give to that activity with time in quiet Scripture meditation, prayer and listening.