Yesterday was Good Friday and tomorrow is Easter. Today is Saturday. "Duh, Matt." But let's think about that a bit today.
On my Good Friday post I wrote about Jesus' victory cry of "It is finished!" Tomorrow we will celebrate Easter which is the experience that the victory cry is truth. Saturday we are left unsure. If Jesus just dies for us He is just one of the most loving people in history, but He is not Savior. Good Friday is great but it is only a neat story without Easter. But what about Saturday?
Sometimes I feel like I'm living in Saturday. What I mean is I know the victory is mine to claim with Christ, but I haven't seen its completion.
"Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6 I know that He will completely perfect me, but it hasn't been completed yet. I'm stuck in Saturday.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or morning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4 I know this is true but I see cancer and heartache every day. I'm stuck in Saturday.
"The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." Romans 16:20 I know I will crush Satan's head but right now he's tormenting me. I'm stuck in Saturday.
We live much of our life in Saturday. The victory has been declared but we can't realize or see it fully yet. That is why we must hold on to the promise of victory in faith. Easter will come into its fulness in everything that was promised. Until then believe the truth of Good Friday, "It is finished!" Saturday will pass and the sun will come up tomorrow. The Son will return and we will see that "It is finished!"
Hold fast to the promises of Christ because they will come to pass. Look forward to tomorrow and in doing so endure today.