After Good Friday's sobering services, we look forward to the hallelujahs of Easter morning! And the day in between...........Saturday............seems to be the day of waiting. Waiting to hear those words that define our faith.
He is Risen!
I wonder what was going through the minds of the apostles....of Mary the mother of Jesus.....of those believers who heard the Word or were healed by His touch. Did they wait with baited breath this day? He was to rise on the third day....did they wonder if it would happen? Did they trust His words? Did they wait in anticipation and some sense of hope while they gathered in God's waiting room.
Have you ever found yourself in God's waiting room? It is not an easy place to be if we are focused on getting answers, on our circumstances, or on the what-ifs that come with life. Waiting.
Waiting feels like we are doing nothing...hearing nothing....seeing nothing.....But waiting is an action and it requires faith. Faith is daring the soul to believe what the eyes cannot yet see. We wait for Jesus with anticipation. With hope. We wait with hope because we know the rest of the story. We know that He died and rose again for our sins and for our sicknesses. We know He sits at the right hand of God. We know the rest of the story as we sit in God's waiting room. We can find rest for our soul here, as we trust in His promises.
"Those who wait upon The Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles
They will run and not grow weary
They will walk and not b faint."
Today is the Easter Vigil, but for those of us who await the words "He is Risen" with a knowing heart, we find peace in the waiting room. We know the rest of the story and can trust it with all our heart.