Waiting for Resurrection

Photo by Lois Siemens

Photo by Lois Siemens, used with permission

Holy Saturday.
The day between
Good Friday
and Easter Sunday.

2 Corinthians 13:4 says it all:
“For he was crucified in weakness,
but lives by the power of God.”

Did you notice the comma?

First Good Friday–
For he was crucified in weakness–
Then Easter Sunday–
but lives by the power of God–

and in between the comma,

where the power of God
showed weakness is the way,
where death uncurled, gave birth to life.

Holy Saturday.
The sacred pause
between what was
and what will be.

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11 replies

  1. Thank you for this! I see Holy Saturday as the day representing where most of us in the spiritual live; in between the deep sorrows and perfect joys of our lives; waiting for what’s next to come.

    • Yes, I’m there with you….Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter are all marked by times of worship with my congregation, but the Saturday in the midst of them is like a bit of “ordinary time” and a blessed pause.

  2. good point, never thought of it in this way…thank you and God bless!

  3. Thanks for the powerful poem, April. Your own composition?

    • Yes, I used to write a lot of poetry, and even in my prose I pay attention to the rhythm and the way words are put together. I have been turning more to poetry lately, for the creativity and intensity of expression, and I’m wanting to learn more about the technical aspects too.

  4. The curl of the comma says it all–a sweet sacred pause on Easter Eve. Thank you, April. Suitably, your name this year echoes the season!