Lenten Devotion: 3-26-16
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ Therefore command the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise his disciples may go and steal him away, and tell the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deception would be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can.” So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone. Matthew 27:62-66
They secured the tomb. For all they knew, it looked like it was all over. And no bird sang.
What happens in the stillness, the silence, the dark? What happens in our souls when we cannot see our way forward? What happens when no answer appears and hope has escaped?
In that sort of moment, it looks like its over and we do not know what to do. However, God promised to provide, and so we wait. For now, we wait.