Today the Church commemorates Holy Saturday, a day of waiting and trusting. Yesterday, we recalled the painful death Jesus Christ and tomorrow we will celebrate His resurrection. Today, we wait for The Lord to fulfill His promise of rising from the dead.
Unlike the individuals who experienced this event for the first time 2000 years ago, we know how the story will end. But what about those “Holy Saturdays” that you and I face nearly every day? What will happen to our savings? Will our job be secure? Will we become seriously ill? Will we be faced with the death of a family member? We simply don’t know the answers to those questions, but unlike the original disciples of Jesus…we must trust.
God’s will is perfect and everything that happens in our lives can ultimately help us get to Heaven. In order to achieve that goal, we must trust God and obey His commandments. As we live our lives, there are going to be situations that we don’t understand and suffering which we must endure. When faced with this uncertainty we find ourselves in the same position as the original disciples on the day after The Lord’s death. Will we trust Him or will we panic?
The words of Jesus are clear. Let’s use this Holy Saturday as an opportunity to trust Him.
So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. (Mt 6:31-34)