Saturday, April 19, 2014

Waiting for Sunday

Last nail thrust, final breath drawn.
Women waiting with spices,
Waiting for the Sabbath to end, to anoint his body.
Disciples waited behind locked doors, afraid of Jewish leaders.
Did any of them wait with hope? 
Were there any Simeons or Annas?

Were there any waiting for something greater than death?

For what are we waiting this 
Holy Saturday?

A restored relationship, healing, answers to long-standing prayers
Or simply for the return of 
the One and Only?

Are we a people who wait with hope?

Surely, a people who know the end of the Jesus Story...

May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust [wait] in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

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