Between Good Friday and Easter posted by jwatson on Apr 06, 2012
This weekend, Christians around the world will observe Good Friday – the day that Jesus was crucified, and Easter – the day of Jesus’ resurrection. These two events are inseparable. Jesus, son of God, who knew no sin, was punished unto death for our sins on Good Friday. Through His resurrection, Jesus demonstrated His victory over death and sin – thus opening up the potential of a personal relationship with God through faith.
If you are not a Christian, and you are reading about Easter for the first time here, I urge you to find out more about who Jesus is by clicking here.
For the rest of us, I thought of something interesting – Between Good Friday and Easter, what was life like, especially for Jesus’ followers?
We can probably speculate many things – such as mourning, talking, etc. But the Bible is almost silent about the day in between these two events. Here are some things in the Bible that we can be sure about:
1. They continued in obedience – “They rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.” – Luke 23:56
2. They were gathered together. After the women discovered the empty tomb, they “returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.” – Luke 24:9
3. They talked about Jesus, as evidenced by the two men on the road to Emmaus. Certainly these two men were not entirely enlightened, but they certainly had Jesus on their minds. “Two of them… talked together of all these things which had happened…” – Luke 24:13
These three recorded post-crucifixion/pre-resurrection events teaches us simple things even as we celebrate Christ’s work on the cross, and faithfully await His return – to continue in obedience to His word, be in constant unity as His church, and to not stop talking about Jesus.
I hope this is an encouragement to us all. Blessed Good Friday and Happy Easter to all!