Today represents a holy day where individuals back in Biblical times experienced life in the unknown, the in-between. Today marks the day the disciples, mother of Jesus, and every other follower of Christ waded through the heaviness of life after Jesus’ unexpected and very heavy death. These individuals just witnessed a loved one suffer the unexplainable. They had no idea of what was to come in the foreseeable future; they had no answers to provide to their children, their families, their loved ones of what this tragic death all meant. They sat in the heaviness of losing the capacity to physically sit in the presence of their loved one, to be given the chance to kiss him or touch him, and they mourned the loss of their friend, brother and even beloved son.
Today, the world today at times feels very similar. With all of the abrupt cancellations and unknowns, confusion and uncertainties, devastations and losses, we at times feel as if there’s not much left. As we sit in our emotions, with all the heaviness and changes and adjust to our new routines and schedules, may we be reminded that there is still hope. There is still a light at the end of the tunnel. There is still a tomorrow, a Resurrection to be witnessed.
Today, we can believe and know that Jesus is King, that He conquered death, and that He defeated the enemy. Jesus continues to reign the world today despite all the current loss. May we sit with any and all of our emotions today; may we experience them and feel them, and when the hope of tomorrow comes, may we be reminded that God is still God. He is still Sovereign and He still has the power to bring hope to the table even amidst our current day circumstances.