As I sit looking out my home office (our bedroom) window, I see gray. It is a lot gloomier than the beautiful sunny day we had yesterday or the day before. Yet, I know that although the cloudy skies may not allow me to see the sun, the sun is still there in all its radiant beauty. The clouds may hide, but cannot keep the sun from rising or setting. The sun continues to be the sun.
This day is the day that over two thousand years ago appeared very gloomy to a group of men and women who had placed their faith in He whom they recognized as the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Some expectations were a bit off based on centuries old religious programing but the hope was real. Whether the expectations were spot on or not, many a hope came to a thunderous clash the day before when they saw their hope hoisted up on a cross and die. Now on this day, they are meditating on the fact that their hope has been placed in a tomb. It is the gloomiest of days, the day between the death and burial of Jesus and the morning when everyone realized the tomb could not hold Him.
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, did not stop being God because this gloomy Saturday had to happen. The Father was still the Father, the Son was still the Son, the Holy Spirit was still the Holy Spirit. They continued to be who they were. The gloominess of the day may have hidden their radiance but that radiance still existed in its full magnificence.
For many of us, the current circumstances are gloomy. There is loss of income, loss of human interactions, loss of many beloved activities, and loss of our sense of normalcy. Yet, His radiance is as strong as ever. His promises stand as eternal as ever. HIs love for us has not been dampened by our current situation. Even in the gloomiest of days, let us with all the strength in our being, hold on to the promise in Isaiah 41:10 [Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.]
Have a blessed day