Friday, April 22, 2011

Holy Saturday

8 To you, LORD, I called;
   to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
   if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
   Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me;
   LORD, be my help.”
-- Psalm 30:8-10
The sun rises on Holy Saturday where it begins with the silence of the night before, with the empty cross and lifeless body of Jesus laid in the tomb.  Hope and mercy dead.  The Apostles' Creed says he descends into hell.  Today it looks like all is lost.  We should spend this day thinking and praying about how our own sin, our own silence, our own lacking of love causes His time in hell to take longer.  We should dwell today in the silence of the pit with Jesus and make amends for all we've done that sent him here in the first place.

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