Life can sometimes feel like the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter. In other words, current events aren’t validating faith…at all. Think about the thoughts of Jesus’ followers that day. They would have questioned their beliefs, wrestled with anger, and wondered how they could have been so wrong. And to top it off, there was no presence of Jesus to steady them, no sermon to explain it, or any possibility to change the circumstances. They were confused, embarrassed, and without hope.
In much the same way, as we walk this journey of faith, we can get confused, we can get embarrassed, and we can lose hope; but while the critics are grinning, He is working. Jesus never abandoned them. Yes, they were broken-hearted…but Sunday was coming, and all the glorious victory, joy and hope that would come with it!
“Jesus answered and said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”…therefore when he had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.” – John 2:19-22 NJKV