Saturday, April 7, 2012

Doubtful

We're in between the cross and the empty tomb, the quiet place of faith-and-doubt-tension. We've come too far to turn back, but right at this moment, a rolled away stone seems ludicrous and laughable. Was it foolhardy after all?

The day dawns on our dead Savior. Disciples gather with sad quiet, their thoughts unspoken. Were we wrong about Him? He said it himself, "It is finished."

I never liked the Saturday between the sacrifice and the empty tomb. It is the day of darkest defeat. No heroic self-sacrifice, no death defeated. Only death and resurrected doubt.

They serve to make tomorrow's victory all the more victorious. . . in hindsight, of course.

Oh, Lord Jesus, would that I live every doubt-full day with hindsight.

Certainly, Christ made God’s many promises come true.
For that reason, because of our message,
people also honor God by saying, “Amen!”
(2Corinthians 1:20, GW)




Joining Sandra for the stillest of Still Saturdays.

10 comments:

  1. Oh so grateful for your words today, Dawn. And that flower--ripe with glory hope. Exquisite!

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  2. Amen Dawn! Lovely, simple reflection as we wait over here at my house. Happy Saturday to you friend.

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  3. Well written, my friend. Sunday is coming!

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  4. So true...and we also experience our Saturdays between the sacrifice and the empty tomb. I recently read a sign that said, "Everything turns out good in the end. If it's not good, it's not the end." This is absolutely true for Christians.

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  5. Coming over from Still Saturday, honest words and a beautiful perspective on the flower!

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  6. This day is the in between - the pause. Breathing deeply all that it is and all that it isn't.

    Beautiful picture

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  7. I hate how I doubt God's doings -- even when I KNOW better! Our emotions and the in-between places push too much toward center stage... (sigh!) But He keeps teaching, patiently.
    Someday = full bloom.

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  8. A day of searching for the ramifications of Calvary... of uncertainty... but of taking in His promises with hope and anticipation. Thank you for this reflective post today.

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  9. The wait of Saturday is hard. But a "good" hard, I think. It makes the victory sweeter.

    Love you... Happy Easter, friend.

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  10. but truly in that quiet... we can meditate

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