Naturally, we congregated and there we sat, the morning after, still in a daze.
Grief etched on our faces and heard in every word spoken.
It’s hard to see You through this pain, this grief, this wailing wall,
This interim of time between grief and heaven.
Because we all feel it, right? At some point or another, we are in that time. That time of in-between.
Remember in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John the day after Jesus dies on the cross?
In Matthew, it just says that the priests (the same priests that yelled “CRUCIFY”) went to Pilot to have the tomb where He lay, sealed and guarded.
That’s the only account of the in-between Jesus dying for you and the resurrected Jesus to give you life more abundantly.
What did the disciples do?
Well, we know they congregated, because on the third day, resurrected Jesus was among them.
I bet they were the same as us: dazed, confused, shocked, grief-stricken, wailing, hopeless.
Still following, but maybe struggling with the follow.
Waiting for the in-between to be over.
One of my most favorite verses in the Bible: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:31.
Some versions use the word “trust” instead of “wait”.
They that trust.
They that trust in the in-between, shall renew their strength.
So, whatever you’re in-between…
Wait for Him.
Hope in Him.
Sometimes it’ll be hard.
But, keep on keepin’ on.
Because you know what?
On the third day…