There is so much Easter can teach us. Of course the biggest take-away is the sacrificial love of our God. How wide and long and high and deep He loves us, that He would sacrifice His son so we can spend Eternity with Him. And for Jesus to rise again, giving us the confidence in our forever home, is the biggest gift we will receive in this lifetime.

But one piece of the “Resurrection puzzle” that gets little attention is today—Saturday. Some Christians call it Holy Saturday. The day between Christ’s death and resurrection. On this day, God teaches us that waiting can be hard. God teaches us that waiting requires hope and trust. And He teaches us that He is working in our waiting.

Can you take a minute on this Holy Saturday, and think about what the disciples must have been thinking today? They likely were fearing death. Fearful they would be arrested for claiming Jesus as their Lord and professing this from their “rooftops.” But their grief was likely stronger than their fear. Did they still have hope? How would they continue to live in a world of darkness without hope in their Savior? How could they go and make disciples of all nations? They simply could not move.

Luke 23:49 says, “Those who were close friends of Jesus, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance and watched." While everyone ran away to grieve. They just stood there.

Have you ever been so hopeless that you couldn’t move? Maybe you are there right now. Remember that while you are standing still, God is still working. Remember that just as the disciples only needed one more sleep to realize Jesus would conquer death so they could have life, He is working in your “Saturday” too.

And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.