After several days of “last words” to the disciples, there suddenly were no words. Jesus had been buried, the sun came up, and it was another day. The scripture provides very little about that day, but we do know two things. First, the followers observed the sacredness of the Sabbath by resting (Luke 23:56) and second, the chief priests spent the day working to get the tomb sealed by the Romans (Matthew 27:62-66).
Life can often feel like the time between Good Friday and Easter when God was not speaking, and the enemy was scheming. Think about the thoughts and emotions of Jesus’ followers that day. They would have had many unanswered questions while wondering how they could have gotten it so wrong. In short, they were confused, afraid, and without hope…but the next day was coming!
As believers, we too can arrive at a moment in life when there is silence…confusion…fear…and second-guessing. If you ever find yourself there, remember, Jesus didn’t abandon His followers then and He doesn’t now. In the meantime, be encouraged by David’s words, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!” (Psalm 30:5b NKJV) and trust that one day soon it will all make sense.