A day without Jesus. Can you imagine being one of the disciples? Not understanding what Jesus had told them, they must have been terrified and so totally lost. Whenever you lose someone you love, it is such a disorienting feeling and you just feel totally lost with no sense of direction. So, I imagine the disciples much like that. Confused, scared, disoriented, not knowing what to do now. Jesus is gone!
One benefit we have that they did not, is hope! We know that this is just a short time and that Jesus wasn’t really gone but was rising from the dead. He will be with us tomorrow morning RISEN from the dead and there to guide us through the next steps of God’s plan.
So, as we reflect on Jesus’ absence, let us prepare to celebrate His rising!