The Day After

This is the day after ‘Good Friday’. I imagine the plethora of emotions that drenched the heart and minds of Christ’s followers. His earthly mother probably cried until there was nothing left. I wander what thoughts ran through her mind. The questions she dared ask God. The memories of her son flooded her mind – His birth, childhood, and journey as the Son of God. She might have anticipated this day but couldn’t have imagined the pain that would ensue. Her ‘Good Friday’ was tough– but no one prepared her for the Saturday.

‘Before Hope Springs’

Dear Saturday,
You are the day that represents my ‘waiting’. The times when my faith is tried by fire. When my hopes and dreams appear to die. My heart and mind scream. This is not how it was supposed to be! Things seem to fall apart. When I fight the inner me to grab hold of God’s promises. But even He appears silent.

How could life change so suddenly? One ‘Friday’ and all I hoped for came crashing down. You are the day when I am called on to dig deep into the store house of my faith. I search my memorial closet for all the times God’s faithfulness held me together. You are the times I’ve had to speak to my soul, “Hope in God! He is your refuge and fortress—your hiding place. Your strong tower. His promises are yes and amen. From birth to the grave, He remains faithful.”

The bitter taste of defeat keeps my mouth shut. Pain sears through every fiber of my being. Tears blind as every part me wants to shout – ‘Why??’ I fight to breathe. I fight to believe that tomorrow there will be a rising of those dead things. You are the day I see my world wrapped in grave clothes and buried – the tomb closed. The darkness that engulfs my space dims my vision. It’s hard to see beyond this difficult moment. Life as I know it will never be the same again.

You represent the day I either hope or die. Hope in the promises of a God who never fails. Trust that tomorrow when the day dawns— the landscape will look different. So as the sun sets and I reach the end of me – I await the new SUN rise. Sunday is on its way.

‘Girl Like Me’

Published by Restored Heart

An educator, author, a mom, friend, and a girl who loves that Her heavenly Father loves doing life with her. Passionate about introducing others to the Christ who heals hearts among other things....

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