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The Between, Gratitude 163

“We focus on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but we forget to pause in the stillness of the days between. Find time today to be present in that place of waiting. There is treasure to be found in the sacred peace that comes as you breathe in that place of quiet surrender. Don’t rush through the space called “Between.”

― Katherine J Walden
Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com

The days between Good Friday and Easter are usually filled with preparations

for the big celebration meal,

church (if it’s open),

when I was a child, the new outfits and shiny shoes,

coloring eggs,

making the bunny cake.

What if….

the days between were spent on reflection

on what happened the day before

like the disciples and followers that first day after.

The Day After a Loved One Dies

Numbness descends

shock

fear

wondering if it really happened

tears flow freely

and when not flowing are right below the surface

sleep doesn’t come.

They question, “Is He really gone?”

Scripture Says

they didn’t know about the prophecy of the resurrection

that on the third day He would rise from the dead.

Were probably planning their escape from Jerusalem

if they could think straight, that is.

They Were Mourning

the death of their Messiah and friend

the man they followed

believed in

left everything for

They felt betrayed.

The Days Between

Good Friday and the Resurrection

were a time of

shock

fear

surrender

and mourning.

A Time of Reflection…

XO Lisa

9 comments on “The Between, Gratitude 163

  1. ahhhh yes, it’s a daily inside job Lisa! 💖💖💖👏👏👏

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  2. Lisa, this post captures a moment in time we, as Christians, probably overlook. I like the use of the word “between.”

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  3. Wow. You are right and your voice is the voice of experience.

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  4. Excellent post! Excellent!

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