We know what happened on the third day but what about the second?
On Good Friday our King, the Messiah, was brutally tortured and murdered. Scripture celebrates the third day as the women found the empty tomb because he was ALIVE.
I can’t help but think of the second day. He had already been murdered and laid to rest and Luke 23:56 tells of the women who had prepared spices but on day two they rested in obedience to the Sabbath. Can you even imagine their turmoil and unrest? The Love of their life had been murdered. The Enemy thought he had won. That would have been the longest day of mourning. When we get the Easter story we get the ending. They had to wait. Yet we both get the eternal ending, grace and freedom in Jesus Christ.
Today, let’s be thankful for what we celebrate tomorrow.