And We Wait: Day 39: Lent Journey

7 Apr

62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”

65 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.” -Matthew 27: 62-65

After they laid Jesus in the tomb, the disciples gathered, wept, and waited.

Would he rise in three days?

As we wait, we take comfort in knowing that indeed Jesus did rise. Despite a heavy stone and guards to protect the tomb, Jesus came forth and conquered sin and death.

But for now, we wait.  We wait in hopeful anticipation for our Savior to rise.

2 Responses to “And We Wait: Day 39: Lent Journey”

  1. Beth Gifford April 7, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    And as we wait, we do so with anticipation. I love the Saturday of what we call Easter weekend because I know this is the time when Jesus was saying to satan, I win! Death was defeated. This quiet time wasn’t quiet at all as satan screamed in anger and the angels rejoiced in victory. And I wonder, because I’m wierd this way, if God the Father took a minute to hug his Son close in celebration? He’s such a loving God that I like to think there was a family celebration on this day in between. Thanks for getting us thinking, Heathe!

    • Heather Tiger April 7, 2012 at 9:57 am #

      I like that image of celebration!

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