It is Saturday and the walls of the city stood in silence. The stone was set in place and the guards stood strong against any intruders.

The Followers of Jesus mourned and sought desperately to understand everything they had witnessed while mustering up the hope to believe there was a better tomorrow.

The Pharisees woke up to the feeling of a job well done, but yet in the deepest part of their soul, a gnawing sense of doubt began its ugly haunt.

In both camps, the truth of who Jesus really was brought forth very different emotions.

The Pharisees knew the truth and feared. The Followers knew the truth and rested.

When silence enters our world, what will we hear?

When the path of our dreams coming true is blocked, what will we think?

When our vision is blurred, what will we see?

When disappointment comes our way, how will we respond?

When we find ourselves hurt by those we love, how will we feel?

When loss is the order of our day, our week, our month, our year, how will we live?

So when our day of silence comes, we do have a choice. Will we be like the Pharisees and bow down to crippling fear or will we be like the Followers – and find beautiful rest in what we know to be true?

It is the Gospel that is true and it was Jesus, who even in the silence of the grave changed everything!

The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.  

Luke 23:55-56

The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests, and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day… Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.  

Matthew 27:62-66

 

Barb Camblin

About Barb Camblin

Barb Camblin is a KY girl living in the Sunshine State. She is a follower of the one true God, loving life, her beautiful family, her new role as MiMi, and the sweet 5th graders that she teaches about Jesus everyday! Her relationship to God, through Christ, is personal and intimate. She has committed her life to serving Him. She has a deep faith and a broad vision of God’s work in his world. Her heart’s desire is to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him, and to never lose the wonder of His great name. Barb would say, "God is my greatest treasure, my highest relationship and by His grace, I am His girl.” You can connect to Barb on Facebook, >Twitter & Pinterest. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

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