It is Holy Saturday, the day in between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.
It’s a day of waiting.
It’s a day when we anticipate new life.
It’s a day when we cry out to God to right the wrong.
It’s a day when we prayerfully entrust to God our deepest wounds, with the hope that he can and will heal.
We live much of our lives on Holy Saturday. That’s why we need to remind ourselves of the promise articulated by the psalmist:
The LORD is near the brokenhearted; he saves those crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18
It’s why we turn the psalmist’s words into prayers like this one:
“God of compassion,
you regard the forsaken
and give hope to the crushed in spirit;
hear those who cry to you in distress
and bring your ransomed people to sing your glorious praise,
now and for ever. Amen.”
If this is a prayer that speaks to you, remember that Sunday is coming. Resurrection is near. And Jesus is with you. Always.