In Between

It’s Saturday, the in-between day. The one after Good Friday, but before the celebration of Easter Sunday can be fully realized. It is a day of waiting, hoping, contemplating. Our community observed this day by setting aside a room designated for prayer, and encouraging one another to sign up for a time slot within a 24-hour window. We also fasted- some from food, some from media or electronics, some from negative thoughts. 

As I spent time in the prayer room, decorated simply with a few candles, a prayer rug, an icon, I thought about what it must have been like for Jesus’ disciples on this in-between day after Jesus’s death and before His resurrection. They must have felt scared, hopeless, dread for the future. The day must have felt endless. They must have thought, “It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.”

We’ve all been there.

And yet they must have had a tiny seed of hope within,”Just maybe…” 

In a favorite devotional of mine: “Places Along the Way,” Marty & Marty also relate to the disciples: “we will identify with their sense of abandonment, so like our own, experienced whenever the presence of God is missing. The eye of faith sees even in the darkness of such hours that God is present and that abandonment is not the last word.” 

So, today, we wait, we fast, we pray, and we hope for tomorrow. Even when we feel abandoned, we know that Sunday is coming.

It has already come. 

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About micalagh

I am a writer, a social worker, a therapist, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a soon-to-be mother...I am continually growing and learning in each of these roles. I am seeking to learn how to love others better and to enjoy the small things of life, to see God in everything and everyone around me.
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5 Responses to In Between

  1. Kassie says:

    Do you know the song “Buried in the Grave” by All Sons & Daughters? A beautiful song about how the disciples might have been feeling, about the tension between fear and hope. 🙂

  2. This is beautiful, Cale 🙂 what a neat way to walk through this in-between day as a community, and identify with the disciples’ waiting…letting it speak to our own struggles, but knowing that our answer has already come. Lovely! 🙂

  3. Pamela Parker says:

    Tammee, here’s another great post from Only Small Things…

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