Sunday is Coming
Imagine how the disciples felt as Jesus hung on the cross. They had spent three years following Him and giving themselves to His ministry. Some may have even believed He would end the Roman occupation of their homeland. Now any hopes and dreams they may have held lay at the foot of His cross. Nothing seemed certain. Despair, hopelessness, grief and loss filled them on that Friday long ago.
Saturday finds them hiding behind locked doors, fearing what may happen next. It seemed the end of everything. But Sunday was coming. A Sunday resurrection that would change the course of their lives in the best possible way. A Sunday that would offer them eternal life and victory over death.
We all experience Fridays that feel like the end. Perhaps it is a doctor's report that shatters our world. It may be the loss of a loved one. An unbearable situation our child is walking through. An unfaithful spouse. A job loss or betrayal of a friend. The list goes on. We all have felt that deep pain. We've seen broken hopes and dreams lying in shattered pieces all around us. In those painful moments we feel like the sun will never shine again.
And when we least expect it, Sunday arrives. God's promises, blessings, provisions and answers to long-forgotten prayers surprise us. The sun peaks above the horizon of our lives offering a sense of hope. The Psalmist wrote of this in Psalm 30:5b, "weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."
Perhaps you are in a Friday or Saturday moment right now. The way seems dark and maybe even hopeless. However, God is faithful and powerful. Nothing is impossible with Him. Cling to His promises (try Philippians 4:6-7; 2 Peter 3:9; 2 Corinthians 1:20 for starters).
The time between Friday and Sunday may feel like an eternity, but His timing is perfect. Lean into Him and He will walk with you through this valley. He will not abandon you. And He is faithful. Your Sunday is coming.