March 31, 2018
Isaiah 12:2-6…“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.” vs. 2
For some, the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter is undefined and we’re not quite sure what to do with it. In our culture, because Easter is usually given holiday status, it can be a day to deal with families, spring break, play-off games, and any number of diversions. In our congregations, altar guilds make good use of it in getting sanctuaries ready for Easter morning, and sometimes musicians need some extra rehearsal time for all of Sunday’s festive music. Spiritually, it represents the interval between death and life–and could be a good way to think of our in-between existence. In truth, we all live under the shadow of the cross and death regularly reminds us of its dark presence. Sometimes it only haunts the periphery of our consciousness and we’re barely aware that it’s waiting. At other times it hovers closely and its stench is inescapable. The good news is that Easter is coming, it’s as close as tomorrow, and on that day death will be no more. In our Saturday existence we can’t see it fully, but like the psalmist, we continue to trust in God and not be afraid. Salvation has come, is now, and will be there full force on Sunday morning. The Lord God is our strength and our might!
Thought for the Day: What are my Easter morning expectations?