Saturday was a great and terrible day. A day filled with unanswered questions and centered on the unknown. Jesus had been laid in a borrowed tomb on Friday night. The expectations were great that something was going to happen, but that Saturday was a still, silent day. As we all know, waiting can be excruciatingly slow. Waiting is hard, but in this case, the waiting was definitely worthwhile.
Luke 23:55-56 MSG
“The women who had been companions of Jesus from Galilee followed along. They saw the tomb where Jesus’ body was placed. Then they went back to prepare burial spices and perfumes. They rested quietly on the Sabbath, as commanded.”
They rested quietly on Saturday as commanded. They rested and they waited. They waited in uncertainty, yet full of faith. They waited because they chose to believe the impossible was possible because of Jesus. They waited because they knew Jesus was born, walked, learned, and lived on the earth for us. They waited because they understood that Jesus preached, taught, healed and prayed for us. They waited because they believed that Jesus suffered and died on the cross because of His great love for us. They waited because Jesus was laid in the tomb for us too. They waited quietly on Saturday because Jesus said to wait quietly on Saturday. Waiting may be hard, especially waiting quietly, but when you know that Sunday is coming, it makes all the waiting worthwhile.