During our Palm Sunday service this past weekend, our pastor shared the significance of each aspect of Easter: Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter morning. I understood the meaning behind them, but what I didn’t know is about Saturday.
Apparently, Saturday was a revered day because people would set it aside to not only mourn the death of Jesus but to reflect on the magnitude of His sacrifice…so much that they would spend the entire day in silence. Thus, it was called Silent Saturday. Through time, this important day has been lost.
With our fast-paced, busy, and complicated lives, it might be impossible to set aside an entire day without talking. For some personalities, even a few minutes is torturous! Yet, I feel compelled to at least set aside some time to let it all soak in. For us to even celebrate Easter and the resurrection, there had to be Good Friday, a day where Jesus paid the ultimate price of enormous suffering on our behalves. Will you join me in a few moments of silence this Saturday?
This Easter, let’s remember that new life came from His death and that His love offers us all such great hope.
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