And That was That on Easter!

And That Was That

They sealed Him in the grave
And that
Was that

And soldiers sent to guard
Stood back
To back

All through the second day
All Hope
Seemed black

Till on that Sunday morn
They heard
A crack

The tomb was opened wide
To show
The fact

That Jesus Christ was free
From death’s
Dark Pact

And Mary heard His voice
It echoed
Back

To tell the mighty news
And that
Was that!

And That was That by Peter Caligiuri
copyright 2020 all rights reserved

 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? Luke 24:3-5 NLT

Waiting and Resting

From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised  Matthew 16:21 ESV

We all know what happened on that first day, that terrible and blessed day on the cross. On the third day it is clear that Jesus rose from the dead. But despite many ideas and even elaborate tales no one truly knows just what occurred on Holy Saturday. So, can we ask the question, “What if Jesus simply rested? What if when Jesus said, “It is finished!” and gave His spirit into his father’s hands He just rested without sorrow, suffering or demands of any kind for that day. What if after three and a half years of ministry in which it was said that he had nowhere to lay his head and scarcely time to eat that Jesus chose to rest in His Father’s ability to do all that needed to be done for the day.

What if Jesus rested because it was the Sabbath? What if the same day on which the creation of the heavens was completed Jesus just paused to see everything that was good in the new creation now begun? What if there are times in our own lives when there is nothing more holy to do than nothing? What if on this Holy Saturday we could quietly reflect and rest in the completed work of Jesus Christ. What would our lives be like if for even one day we simply trusted God to do all?

Free Devotional for Good Friday

I am offering this year’s Easter devotional for free today. Seven Loaves of the Bread of Life may be written for 2021 but it’s messages about the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus are for every day of our lives.

We must never forget that Jesus came as Heaven’s bread to give His life for our salvation. Have a blessed Good Friday everyone!