Saturday, April 11, 2009

What they didn’t know

Are we advantaged
by knowing what they did not know?
Those eleven disciples
in despair that Saturday morn’
Their master, their teacher
dead, laying in the tomb
They did not know the joy,
the power, the triumph
They did not already know
The miracle of Easter,
as we do (if we truly do).

Yes, we do not know
cannot truly feel
their despair in the darkness, Saturday
But, in the same way
we experience a faint echo
of their utter transformation, their abject joy
the blinding brilliance
come Easter morn’.

So embrace their suffering,
their mourning this day
as we wait, wondering, as they did
what will happen,
waiting, in pain and loss,
not knowing what came on Easter

April 11, 2009
John 18:1-19:42
Job 14:1-14
Upper Room Disciplines 2009 – April 10, 2009
Upper Room Disciplines 2009 – April 11, 2009
Alive Now – April 11, 2009,
“The Great Vigil of Easter”

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