Sunday is coming… but first Saturday! The Bible is largely silent about what happened on Saturday…
62 The next day, that is, after the day of gPreparation, the chiefpriests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, “Sir, weremember how hthat impostor said, while he was still alive, i‘Afterthree days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secureuntil the third day, jlest his disciples go and steal him away and tellthe people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will beworse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have ka guard10 ofsoldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by lsealing the stone and setting a guard.
A Prayer for Saturday of Holy Week (Scotty Smith)
O silly, sinful men—they’d sooner hold back the rising of the sun than the rising of the Son of God. Resurrection Sunday was coming, and there was absolutely nothing they could do about it. The silence of Saturday would soon be shattered with the shouts of Sunday: “The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!” Hallelujah, many times over. So very Amen we pray, in your triumphant and loving name.
Let His Blood Be on Us: Holy Saturday (Marshall Segal)
How would you process the horrors of the last couple of days in the quiet, disturbing shadow of the cross? The disciples had to have a thousand painful questions. How could he be the long-awaited King if he was just killed? Is there something we could have done to stop it? If they tortured and slaughtered him like that, what will they do to us? It was all playing back through their minds while they waited on Saturday.