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Saturday, March 22, 2008

There was a void..

These were the first four words of a soliloquy I did when in ninth or tenth grade at church a few weeks before Easter. The performance had eight performers, each taking a day from Sunday to Sunday of the Holy Week. Each performer would describe the day's events, along with the emotion they felt with what they saw according to the character they played. In between each day the choir would sing Were You There . I was Saturday. I was the day after the Crucifixion of Jesus and before the day He rose again on Easter Sunday.

Hence, my speech began, "There was a void". I remember reading the words for the first time. I remember opening up my dictionary to gain a greater understanding of this word, "VOID"...

As a noun void can be described as an empty space, a vacuum, an open space or a break in continuity; a gap, or a feeling or state of emptiness, loneliness, or loss.

I imagine it described perfectly what the followers of Jesus, without the benefit of Resurrection Sunday, felt on Saturday.

A death of someone we hold dear leaves a gap, a hole, an empty space in our lives. Even more so, I imagine that the followers of Jesus spent a good deal of Saturday wondering, "What now"?

Without Jesus there is a void, an empty space, a vacuum, a gap and a feeling of emptiness and knowing we are without. Without Jesus we are perpetually in the state of Saturday before Sunday. We are lost. We wonder what this life is all about.

Thankfully, as believers, we know that Saturday eventually did bring us to Sunday and the hope that came from the knowledge that Jesus did rise again on the third day. With Jesus, there is no more void, there is no more empty spaces or loneliness. There is peace and hope and joy, lots and lots of Joy. Amen

3 comment(s):

Beautiful Easter post! Thanks for sharing.

By Blogger MSM, at 1:22 AM, March 23, 2008  

Glory is God's

By Blogger Muddy, at 11:38 PM, March 23, 2008  

Thats a pretty profound statement. "Without Jesus we are perpetually in the state of Saturday before Sunday."

I'm glad the next day is "He is Risen"

By Blogger Tanya, at 1:03 PM, March 24, 2008  

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