On this busy weekend, we find ourselves surrounded by events to reflect on Good Friday and later to celebrate Easter Sunday. But let us not forget about today.

Today is the day that Jesus laid, dead, in the tomb.

Today is the day the disciples felt hopeless.

Today is the day that they realized everything they had invested their lives into was suddenly gone.

Today is the day where the rising sun only reminded them of hopelessness and death.

They had put “all their eggs in one basket”, so to speak, and now that basket had tipped over, and was laying full of only hopelessness.

Maybe you feel like that. Your hope is gone, you feel lost, your dreams have diminished and everything you invested in has disappeared and left you standing, in sorrow, not sure of what to do in the days to come.

The disciples felt the same on this very crucial day between Good Friday and Easter.

But, thankfully, there was more happening than the natural eye could see.

Today was the day where God was moving.

Today was the day where the power of His mighty hand was stirring in the midst of this horrendously hopeless situation.

Today was the day where right after sorrow and death, He was working to bring joy and life.

Today was the day where although it appeared everything was dead still inside that tomb, in reality, there was so much more going on.

Praise be to God that the following morning, the Rising Son would bring hope, not hopelessness; He would bring life, not death. Praise be to God that each and every basket that before was only filled with sorrow, would now be filled with new joys.

But let us not forget about today; a day of seeming hopelessness. It was the day that the sting of death left a bitter taste in the mouth of the world.

But you never know how God is working. You never know that the appearing silence could be glorious revolution on its way.

So trust, child of God, because even though you may not know it now (and even though the disciples didn’t know it then), joy does come in the morning.

With Encouragement,

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

Psalm 30:5

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13