No. 2: The Day In Between

As you know, yesterday was Good Friday. Good Friday represents the day Jesus was betrayed, beaten, and took His last breath on a wooden cross. Everyone always talks about Jesus and His journey (which is most important, obviously), but I think about His friends and His mother.

Mary, teen mom to the Most High God, watched Him turn into a man. When she took the task of being Jesus’ caregiver on this earth, she knew He would save mankind. I don’t think she knew what emotions would be acquired with that.

[“But Mary kept these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19]

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No one ever talks about the day in between Good Friday + Easter. And for good reason too, I think. Mary lost her son. Mary Magdalene lost her friend. The disciples lost their teacher. It was a day of grief.

Pain, grief, hurt, loss, brokenness come in the night. But JOY comes in the morning, waiting for you like a warm hug. You see, Jesus died and His family and friends mourned their loss. But they rejoiced when Jesus rose. Some say “Nothing lasts for long”. That goes for pain too.

Trusting in the Lord and not trusting on your own knowledge never fails. Jesus knew His death was necessary for saving the ones He loved (literally everybody). He also knew that He would wake from His death to ascend to His rightful place next to His Father.

Jesus knows your pain and He knows the joy that will follow. Hang in there. Joy comes in the morning.

Verse: “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

Also:
“And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation.” Psalm 35:9

Song: “Joy” by Planetshakers from the album This is Our Time (2014)

2 Replies to “No. 2: The Day In Between”

  1. Well said! It is so easy to get wrapped up in “today” when our goal of this life is to learn, love and know our Savior. Matthew 6:19, Ps 39:7. John 3.16
    Not only Mary felt loss but from the time Joseph was told that the pregnancy was not his, he was faithful to Mary and God’s plan. As a Dad, Joseph had a wide array of emotions from inception to death , resurrection and ascension. I look forward to hearing his story in detail.
    Yes, trials , afflictions and yes, good times, can pull us away from our heavenly goal but knowing God’s promises and living our faith will give us peace , comfort and joy in this life.
    Thank you Jesus for dying for us and giving us hope in this life and promise of the next.

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