The Saturday

Holy Saturday, also called Easter Vigil in some traditions of the church, is the day that ends the season of Lent. Some Christian traditions even associate this day with Christ’s triumphant descent into hell. I tend to think of Holy Saturday as the day Jesus rested in the tomb.

I do not have absolute certainty about what happened to Jesus between the crucifixion and the resurrection. Did Jesus descend into hell to overcome death? Did the entirety of heaven stop and mourn His death? I like to think Jesus is resting in the tomb.

The road to Jerusalem and the cross was a hard and long journey for Jesus both physically and emotionally. In my spiritual imagination, I see Jesus both at peace after His brutal death and overjoyed with His coming resurrection. I wonder if Jesus thought on Saturday, “You thought my life was unbelievable already, you haven’t seen anything yet!”

I wanted to thank you for joining us on this journey of Lent. It’s been a long 40 days, and I hope your soul is in a better place now than it was 40 days ago. It has been my honor to be your humble guide on this soulful journey together.

I also wanted to invite you to experience the joy of the resurrection on Easter. We will have a special sunrise worship starting at 6:45AM with a free breakfast afterwards in the youth building. So go to bed early on Saturday, come to sunrise worship, eat breakfast, and then enjoy one of our services in the sanctuary at 8:00AM, 9:30AM, or 11:00AM. I will be at all four services in my special Easter suit - hope you will come as you are to one or two services.

Happy Easter Eve!

In His Grip,
Mike Toluba

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