Reflection: Saturday: Unknown?
Last year for the first time in 17 years, I was actually home for Easter. Normally I lead on a State-wide youth Camp. But, like everything else last year, the camp was corona-cancelled.
I felt displaced and confused at times in the chaos of last year. Over the Easter weekend I didn’t know where to put myself. I had this deep restlessness.
I’ve always wondered what happened on the Saturday/Sabbath. How did Jesus’ followers feel in the in-between? Displaced? Deflated? Confused? Gutted? Anxious? Exhausted? Grieving? Betrayed even?
Easter had a different gift for me last year. I came to embrace the rest, to sit in the renewal, the rejuvenation, trusting that God was still working to bring something new out of all the chaos … a re-genesis of sorts. Sound familiar?
Is Easter jam packed for you, or do you get to take your foot off the pedal? Why? What would it look like for God to turn your chaos into rest?
Prayer: Jesus, teach me how to rest amongst the chaos.