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Lenten Devotional – Day 40 – Holy Saturday

Scripture Readings:  Lamentations 3:37-58;   Hebrews 4:1-16;   Romans 8:1-11

…so we may await with him the coming on the third day, and rise with him to newness of life;…

This prayer and the Scriptures which are appointed for Holy Saturday, point to the need we have to wait, to be still and to reflect upon what has happened throughout Lent. What has happened during Holy Week? What took place yesterday on Good Friday?

I need to hear this “be still and know that I am God” from that quiet, soft inner voice as I hear the unspoken, “and Philip, you are NOT God!” How do we get ourselves out of the center of this drama and into the place where we are able to receive what God has done for us? How do we accept becoming Sons and Daughters of The Lord God? How do we receive His Son Jesus as gift? Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Day, The Great Triduum, are all one moment and movement within the drama of our salvation.

It is here that God acts in Jesus and the singularity of God’s love is focused in the Christ with the Doors of Grace opened to us. We are loved into relationship with God in Christ Jesus, and I need time to grasp this with the impact of the empty tomb and the risen Lord. Wait just a little longer and experience our Risen Savior in the Glory of God who is making all things new.



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