Holy Saturday has always felt strange. Friday we remember the death of Jesus. Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. On Saturday we just — wait.

Hurry1Transitions rarely unfold easily.

When Jesus chose an inner circle from among the disciples it took all night to get ready. “At that time Jesus went to a mountain to pray. He spent the whole night in prayer to God. When it was day, he called his disciples. He chose twelve of them and called them apostles” (Luke 6:12-13 God’s Word).

The transition from all learners to training to use the special gifts of apostleship constituted a big step. And one of them carried the potential to turn into an enemy.

5040034-jesus-christ-statue-in-crossEvery transition carries potential for progress and defeat. But defeat in the service of Jesus is never permanent. The tomb is empty yet our lives are full.

Prayer before, during and after slows down human know-it-allness and lets God’s wisdom reign. “Fools rush in…”

Turn your always-in-a-hurry modern mind inside out and upside down and re-shape it into the form of Jesus behaviour.

Make every week holy, just as God is holy.