The time between crucifixion and resurrection

The time between crucifixion and resurrection. It’s very vivid for me. Not just tomorrow, for all of it’s symbology and significance on the Christian calendar. What I am talking about is so much deeper than that. It’s the realization that the entirety of life on this earth, for those of us who believe, is meant to be lived in the day between Friday and Sunday.

Ever since Judah died, I’ve been very attuned to the realization that for the rest of my life, I will exist in the Saturday between death and resurrection. We who wait for our reunion with Christ, wait there, in the Saturday between our death to sin and our reunion in our home with our Lord. But it’s hard to realize that, to focus on it, through the trappings and countless distractions of this earth.

My own realization that I am not my own, that I don’t live here for myself, that I am to exist from my salvation until my death, in Saturday, came with Judah’s death.

Judah has seen Sunday, with his own eyes.

I am still in Saturday.

I believe in the promise of Sunday with all of my heart. I believe in it and I bow my soul to the sacrifice of Friday, the only way I would ever be able to enter the promise of the joy of Sunday. But I haven’t yet found the moment that crosses from midnight to eternity, like my child has. Not yet. I still walk in Saturday.

When I first came to Christ, God walked me through my Friday and just close enough to Sunday that my heart has touched golden glimpses of it, from time to time. My soul has nearly seen the pearly edge of it now and then, in the moments God lets me see Him, working around me. But even the very best I can see right now, with my still-earth-bound eyes, are vague and beautiful shadows of The Son, rising ahead of me.

So, I must walk on with life, in the day-in-between. And the best I can do here is to show people that this place really exists and that they can get here too, if they let God walk them here.

And then, I’ll just keep walking and waiting and longing and reaching, until one day, I will join my child, in the fulfillment of the promise and the gift of Sunday.

By Christi Brown

8 thoughts on “The time between crucifixion and resurrection

  1. Powerful message! As I was reading it, I assumed Mark had written it and so in my mind, I read it from his “voice”… at the end when I saw it was actually Christi’s message and voice, I was deeply moved. Please keep sharing, both of you!! Love in Christ our Savior!
    Dave

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  2. My…. I have never heard the Christian faith explained as simply and solidly true as you have done. You have given me a new strength to my step as I trudge my own Saturday. Thank you and God bless you and your family!

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  3. I am with you in that Saturday until I get to that Sunday with my child and Christ! May God bless you both this day and every day until you are reunited with your son and Christ.
    I love you both. You are an inspiration to me in my life. Thank you.

    In Christ’s love,
    Karen Maloney

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  4. I have been in my Saturday for 33 years after losing my 3 little ones tragically..im waiting for my Sunday..when i will see them and the Lover of my Soul…❀

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  5. Thank you for this uplifting message. We know through Our Lord Jesus Christ that this Earth is not all there is. He is our higher power. We look to Him as inspiration to our lowly lives here on this wretched Earth. As people we suffer just as Jesus did. For Jesus did not only suffer those last hours but He suffered every day even when He is the Son of the Living and True God. So let us speak of Him and make known His wonder. Let us look forward to our own resurrection!

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  6. So beautiful and eliquently written. To God be all the Glory! Praying for you, Christi and your family, alwaysβœοΈπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™βœοΈGod bless each and every one of you.

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