April 03 2021
Today, Saturday April 3
The Day In-between
John 19:40-42 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.
This week is Passion Week. We are remembering the “Passion” or the “Sufferings” of our Lord Jesus Christ the week of His crucifixion. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament speak much about His Suffering.
The first mention of Christ suffering is in Genesis 3:15 right after Adam and Eve sinned. God finds them hiding in the garden and promises that “The heel of the seed of the woman would be bruised…”. This is the first prophecy in the Bible that mentions there would be a redeemer who would have to suffer to destroy the works of Satan and set his captives free from death.
Latter the writer of Hebrews would explain this in Hebrews 2:14-15 “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.”
Jesus fulfilled all the prophesies of the Old Testament in every aspect! And after His crucifixion His body was bound and put in the tomb. And the “Day in-between” began.
Can you imagine the thoughts and fears of His disciples? They had put their hope and trust in the Messiah to change everything and now He is in a tomb, dead.
I believe we still have those days in-between in our own lives. Those days of hurt, disappointment, suffering, confusion, and a sense of hopelessness! But my friend, it is not over!!!!! The next day, the third day, the day after the day “in-between”, everything would change! Jesus resurrected and came out of the tomb alive!
Today don’t give up hope! Because of Christ’s death and resurrection we can always know and believe that a better day is coming! Trust Him today!