The Darkest Sabbath

The Bible has no words of what anyone did that Sabbath following on the heels of Jesus’ murder. Not a single word. We have no record of what the disciples did, who his mother Mary stayed with, how the temple priests went about their duties that day.

Scripture is silent on what occurred that day, that dark Sabbath day.

Silence.

A Sabbath of silence, as far as we are concerned.

What do you think you’d have done if you were in Jerusalem that week, that Sabbath?

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3 Responses to The Darkest Sabbath

  1. This is the FIRST shock of grief that FEW acknowledge. The last Sabbath worship as we look back on it, waiting for the burst of the Resurrection Day/Easter to usher in new hope on the changed day of worship–now Sunday!

  2. April Fiet says:

    On Holy Saturday, I always see so many memes “Sunday’s comin’.” And it’s true. But, I’m always reminded that on that first Holy Saturday, no one knew Sunday was coming. Pure grief.

    • Tim says:

      Jesus rested in the tomb, and his friends rested in their grief. This is a good day to reflect on what life would be like if Resurrection Day had not come.

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