This holy silent Sabbath on Easter weekend has a powerful message for us all. This morning, I heard a priest say, “We must look at the cross and dare to find beauty in it.” Not only should we look at Christ’s cross and find beauty in it, but we should look at our own cross and find beauty in our suffering.
The other reminder today brings us is that the cross does not have the final word. It didn’t for Christ, and it doesn’t for us. The silence in between isn’t it.
Tomorrow is Sunday. Suffering and sacrifice leads to victory.
He is risen.
Erwin McManus points out how in times of darkness, Jesus spoke to His disciples about eternity. We need our vision fixed on what is coming and the better tomorrow to sometimes get us through our current moments of cross and silence. Hope is our anchor. And we can dare to hope because victory is sealed and accomplished on the cross. He has done it. It is finished.
“And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:14
He lives, and therefore, hope is alive.