Easter Saturday: Silence...
A Bible Reading: Luke 23:54-56
It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph (of Arimathea) 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.
And then silence…
In the silence, Jesus is fulfilling his own words ‘Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.’ (John 12:24)
And so the world waited.
When you sow seeds, as many of us are doing at this time of year, you bury them in the ground and then leave them there to germinate and produce life. You wait.
We may have to wait for answers to prayer, there may be silence from heaven, but that doesn’t mean God isn’t at work. God is always working out his plans and purposes for our good, and in time he will answer, and new life will burst forth. God is faithful.
What are you waiting for? Does God seem silent at the moment? Will you trust him to answer and to bring life from the grave?
Father God, you have always spoken when the time is right, give me the faith to trust you when you seem to be silent, and the patience to wait for you to answer.