Happy Easter. Here’s a great commentary from TheAge.com, an Australian online pub. The writer is Cheryl Lawrie.
IN THE biblical descriptions of the Easter event, the story moves straight from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. An entire day of grief, devastation and fear lies unspoken between the end of one paragraph, where Jesus is buried, and the beginning of the next, his resurrection two days later. Perhaps it was simply that there were no words to do justice to the empty day in the middle. We can only imagine that, for the followers of Jesus, it must have been the emptiest, most shattering experience they could ever encounter a metaphorical hell. Tradition tells us that Jesus was in the real one.
Easter Saturday versus Easter Sunday. Two polar opposites of emotion. From despair to hope. From misery to joy. From sorrow to celebration.
Thank you, Father, for eternity with You. Thank you for hope in tomorrow on this earth and in the next life. Help us, Lord, to fear not. You are with us always.