Its difficult to know what to do with Easter Saturday . Its an in between sort of day . Any other year , we’d be busy getting the Church building ready for Easter Sunday. Opening the doors to let in the sunshine , offering coffee to visitors , cleaning and polishing , gathering armfuls of flowers from shops and gardens . There’s a bit of a buzz. Nearly there , not long to wait now.
Its tempting to want to rush ahead to Easter Day before it happens . To want to get past the discomfort of a silent tomb. To fill the emptiness of waiting with anything that will distract us . Waiting is not something we do easily at the best of times. And there is so much we are waiting for ; waiting for lockdown to end ,waiting to see friends, waiting to be able to see family , waiting for things to ‘get back to normal’ – whatever that will look like.
This Holy Saturday the Church will stay closed and we must wait. And in this in-between time God waits with us.
Be strong and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait in hope for the Lord. Psalm 31