Why “Saturday’s Promise”? God first put the idea for this blog on my heart during Easter week. As I meditate on the full meaning of Easter it seems I make fresh discoveries every year. On Maundy Thursday I consider Jesus’ humility as He washed His disciples feet; Good Friday brings to mind the awesome emotional suffering Jesus must have endured in Gethsemane, His physical pain during the Passion; and of course, Easter Sunday we celebrate the Risen Christ and how He changed the world.
I’ve often found myself wondering about Easter Saturday. For most of His disciples and followers, the world must have looked so dark, as if evil had won. On the other hand, it must have held great hope for so many others, as Jesus had told them many times and spoken in various ways about rising on the third day. Every Easter and every communion, we relive the last supper, we remember The Passion, the Cross, and His Resurrection over 2000 years ago. But here’s the thing, there aren’t any clocks in Heaven. In fact, I really believe time is something God uses only here on earth. I don’t think Heaven has any yesterdays, todays, or tomorrows – it just ‘is’. (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8)
Meanwhile, during our earthly lives we are all caught on Saturday- between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. With no yesterday in Heaven I truly believe that Jesus is RIGHT NOW, being crucified for my sins – but He is also rising RIGHT NOW to give me new life! So I live in Saturday’s Promise, where the sins of my past are being vanquished by the promise of His Resurrection tomorrow! Selah!