Although I wrote this a few days ahead of when you will actually read it, this will post on Saturday, the day before Easter. As part of our stories’ plots, we writers have what we call the “black moment.” This is the place in the story when everything the protagonist has been working for is lost. It’s the point where the romance reader asks, “How will they ever get back together after this has happened?” The reader wants to know “How will this ever work out?”
I imagine that the disciples of Jesus were asking a similar question on that Saturday before the resurrection. They probably went about their Sabbath routines with broken hearts and a sense of foreboding after witnessing what is recorded in Luke 23: 44-46. It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
As Christians, we can praise God that He had a plan, and the black moment was overcome in the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. An empty cross, an empty tomb, and Jesus’s numerous visits to his disciples made for the best happy ending in history.
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