Holy Saturday is a metaphor for life

It’s Holy Saturday. Our congregation has already gathered for worship on Maundy Thursday, where we reflected on Christ as our newer and greater Passover, and Good Friday where we entered into the darkness of Christ’s death.Today, we will not gather. Today is silent saturday–a day for waiting in the darkness, hoping that God will be true to his promises to us: that Christ will rise again from the dead and put away sin and death.

In many ways there’s a metaphorical connection between this day, this silent saturday, and our life in Christ today. On Holy Saturday we find ourselves looking back at Christ’s passion and death and then forward to anticipate his resurrection. Our Christian life today is lived between Christ’s ascension and the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost and the second advent of Our Lord when the victory achieved at Calvary will be fully brought into effect in every realm of existence.

Until then, we wait. Come Lord Jesus!

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