Today is the day some churches call “Holy Saturday.”  It is the day between the Crucifixion of Jesus and His Resurrection.  It is a day where the Cross is Empty and the Tomb is Full.  Can you imagine how depressing of a day that must have been?  If you were one of the apostles, did you really anticipate what was going to happen the next day?  Did you really expect an empty tomb?  My guess is that many of the apostles walked around this day in a complete and utter daze.  Wondering what the past three years were all about.  Forgetting all the foreshadowing that Jesus used to allude to His death and resurrection.  Unable to put all the dots together and realize that tomorrow was going to be one of the most amazing days, if not the most amazing day in history.

The wind was probably totally knocked out of their sails.

As they walked by the Empty Cross, what kind of feelings welled up in their hearts?

Did they get angry?




They must have felt some sort of betrayal or completely tricked by Jesus as they looked at the tomb that was sealed shut along with all their hopes and dreams.  Feeling like a fool to ever believe this guy from Nazareth.  “How could I be so stupid?” they might have said to themselves.

Was is a cloudy, dark depressing day?  That day when no one was completely sure of what the next day had in store for the World?

Or perhaps, maybe a few of them remembered the words of Jesus where he said he was the “Resurrection” and the “Life.”   And they just couldn’t wait until tomorrow.

Imagine what life was like the day between the Crucifixion and the confirmation of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.  What would have gone through your mind?