The day after the worst day of their lives.
Still. So. Dark. So hopeless. So sad.
Their beloved teacher — the one they really thought was the Messiah — lying dead in a tomb.
Sorrow, anger, confusion, guilt, doubt take turns swirling through their innermost being.
What now? What does this mean? Were we wrong all along? Have we been duped?
The devil is awfully crafty at planting destructive seeds when we are at emotional low points.
It is a hard, dark, loooooong day for the followers of Jesus. They wait. But they don’t even know what they are waiting for. For three years their decisions about where to go and what to do were made for them as they followed Him. Now what?
But God’s plan is unfolding. In the exact manner and timing He ordained.
The hope they are lacking we have on this side of the resurrection. Today is brutal for the disciples, but we know Sunday is coming.
God’s plan continues to unfold today. In the exact manner and timing He ordains. Charles Stanley writes, “The dark moments of our life will last only so long as it as necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us.”
Resurrection, renewal, wholeness, joy is coming.