Jesus’ friends and family awoke this morning to silence. Their friend, their teacher was not there with them.
The last words they had heard him say were, “It is finished.”
Can we imagine the feeling of loss, the desperation, the sadness, the disappointment, the confusion that they went through a they mourned His horrible death?
Can we imagine them wanting answers now more than ever – after seeing Him mocked and beaten – after even His closest disciples had hidden and denied Him – and realizing there was only silence?
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die;
A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill, And a time to heal;
A time to break down, And a time to build up;
A time to weep, And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 NKJV
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:15 ESV
Sometimes in our lives, we can face times of darkness where we find ourselves not hearing or knowing the clear direction and guidance that we want to hear from the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV
So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 ESV