The Bible tells us little about the day between the crucifixion and the resurrection. Matthew does tells us that a guard was placed around the tomb of Jesus to keep it secure. The guards succeeded in their task until an earthquake shook the ground Easter morning. Then an angel appeared in brilliant white clothing and rolled back the stone and sat on it. The guards responded by going into shock. But Christ was nowhere to be found. But, I am getting ahead of things. For those who had been with Jesus for the last three years, this particular Saturday was a dark day of broken hope. Just six days before they exalted in Christ's arrival to the cheering crowds in Jerusalem. Now, all appeared to be lost. But was it really?
We often face dark times when there appears to be no reason to hope. But when we lose hope it is because we forget to remember! Hear what the angels said to women at tomb on Easter morning:
"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' Then they remembered his words" (Matthew 28:5-8).
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