The bleak-hearted sun rose on post-crucifixion Saturday, just as it had every other day in Peter’s life, but no warmth from 93 million-miles-distant could reach his frozen heart. We are not given access to his actions or his thoughts on the day following his denial of Christ and the death of his dreams, but one thing is certain: the fisherman had lived three life times in the past three days.
Peter didn’t know he was living in “the in between.” Resurrection was the furthest thing from his mind. He had no idea that hope was on its way, and so Peter, James, John, and the rest of Jesus’s friends found themselves sitting in Saturday.
Because much of the Christian life is lived under Saturday-like conditions, it is helpful to hear that we also must “sit in Saturday;” we must squat in the tomb in order to enter into the grief and disappointment of the original disciples. Saturday is our opportunity to remember our own mortality, to remember that we live with Jesus in his death.
On Saturday, we evict ourselves from the center of the universe by embracing the gift of waiting, and by mourning our failure to see others and their grief. By grace, we hold on to what we believe with a Saturday faith that perseveres when our theology cannot account for the chaos we see around us.
What might God be saying to you about persevering with a Saturday faith?
Are you willing to hunker down in Saturday darkness and wait for what God will do?
Living by Saturday Faith,
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