Black Saturday

Matthew 27:57-66

"When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb."

Today, the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, is perhaps the "darkest" day of our year as Christians. It is the day that we reflect on Jesus laying in the tomb. 

But an expression comes to mind: "It's always darkest before the dawn." As we complete our Lenten journey today, looking toward the bright morning of Easter to come, we do so not in despair, but with the hope of the better day to come.