Three long days and nights

 A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me. John 16:16

Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. John 16:20

Thoughts about the days between Jesus’ death and resurrection.

A heavy, deathly silence hung over Jerusalem for those three days following Jesus’ death.

Many people, who had seen Jesus, been healed by him, or heard of him would have been shocked and dismayed.

Fear gripped the high priest and the Sanhedrim: what had they done? Unexplainable events happened as Jesus died, and the temple veil was torn.

Terrible despair and confusion filled the hearts of his disciples. They had put all their hopes and expectations in Jesus, and now he was gone.

Utter grief consumed his mother.

Those three days would have been so long.

They couldn’t even anoint his body, as these were sabbath days.

Their minds and dreams were filled with memories of him, memories of his love and compassion, and awful images of his torture and death: being beaten, mocked, condemned to death, carrying his cross, and being crucified.

Gripped with terror, unbearable grief, and uncertainty, they waited…..

See I can’t believe you’re dead

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