Saturday, March 31, 2018

Holy Saturday...and the King of Surprises

On Holy Saturday, when Christ’s body lay in the tomb, the world thought of Him as just another dead would-be Messiah.

The disciples, grief-stricken, witnesses of Christ’s death, were shattered and afraid, hopeless.

Nobody thought that the One Who had saved others but refused to save Himself was anything but dead and gone.

But God is the King of surprises.

That’s the truth to which disciples who know we can only be saved from sin, death, and darkness by the grace of God through faith in Christ cling on all the Good Fridays and Holy Saturdays of life.

It’s the truth to which all people can cling if, stirred by the Holy Spirit, they dare to believe.

The God we know in Jesus is always and most certainly the King of surprises!

[I'm the pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio.]

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