The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. (John 2 18-22)
Holy Saturday is a strange day, poised between death and life, crucifixion and resurrection, between destruction and rebuilding. It is a day which calls for faith, to ‘believe the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken’. Today is a day for thankfulness for the perfect self-sacrifice of Christ, for the assurance of God’s presence among us in him, and for patience and trust as we wait for his resurrection on that long-anticipated day when all things will be brought together in Christ.
Lyn Hayes ALM