“Holy Week” or “Passion Week” refers to the events in the life of Jesus a week before he is resurrected from the dead. Here are my reflections on each day as we remember the life, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I won’t be going into a historical or a Biblical study of each day as there are many resources you can find regarding this day. These are merely my personal reflections. A great place to start learning more about Holy Saturday can be found here: Justin Taylor, Holy Week, Day 7: Saturday
The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’Matthew 27:62-63
There isn’t much written regarding the day after Jesus’ crucifixion. But knowing that his disciples had been scattered and with the Apostle John and Jesus’ mother Mary witnessing Jesus’ death on the cross, where else would his disciples be but hiding from the public in fear?
In this regard, we may find ourselves in a similar situation. This year’s Easter season will be marked as one of the most unusual in all our lifetime. Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, most of us find ourselves in lock-down, just like the apostles on this day, leaving our homes only when urgently necessary.
As we prepare ourselves to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus tomorrow on Sunday, let us remain in our homes not with the fear and uncertainty similar to that of the disciples, but with hope and peace knowing fully that Jesus is risen!
And as the world around us trembles in fear and anxiety, let us remember the words of Jesus who said, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul” (Matthew 10:28) and “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)