This is a re-post from last Easter, which was initially a response to my good friend Jacob Beaver, on the discussion of "What if Saturday is All We Got?," in regards to the death of Christ on the Cross.
I am sure that if we could experience today without the hope of tomorrow that we would really be able to resonant with the followers of Christ in that day. We would be able to experience the doubts that they went through, the depression, and feeling of being wrong.
But I would also like to point you to Luke 22:46, as J.D. Greear help me see, that Jesus knew that his disciples would experience the temptation to disbelieve that even the cross of Christ took place and especially the resurrection. It is what we still experience today when people deny the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
Today represents a day where we feel lonely, our skeptics appear right, everything we put our hope in appears to be maybe wrong... we have doubt as the disciples had doubts.
But the difficulty of this scenario is that we, as the disciples, know that Sunday exists and is coming. Everything changes tomorrow, whether I have doubt of it or not, it all changes.
Christ told his followers that the grave would not hold him in that he would raise again to life. It is the most important miracle that ever took place, which has huge implications for everyone everywhere in all of human history.
So continue to reflect and be somber today, but at the same time get ready for a celebration is coming tomorrow! Please celebrate with your local community of faith and invite people to your church so that they can hear the message of the gospel on Easter!