Easter Reflection 2020, Mid Covid-19
Earth lay spell bound in darkness, we sing this at Christmas to describe the days before the birth of The Lord on earth as man.
So it was at Good Friday. Everything stood still. Completely paused.
From earths view point it was over and everywhere was shock and grief
Some had gone off rejoicing, those who were already lost, those who were used by the enemy, but for the disciples and the followers 12 o’clock to 3pm was just a nightmare. It was just a nightmare.
Were they hoping there would be a miracle, would the Lord God come down and change this?
There was no reprieve.
And then the questioning,..
What did we get wrong?
Was this our fault?
We should have… stayed awake, stayed with Him, listened better, etc
Why did He say such things if they weren’t true and why did we believe Him?
Why on earth did we witness to others about Him/ about His goodness?
This was their dark night of the soul, just as it is for those deaths that we pray to go away but still come like an unstoppable train? Whether Covid or other deaths, or death of things rather than people.
Now all that was left was was darkness and fear and despair.
For they didn’t have Facebook to tell them the temple curtain had ripped
And they didn’t know that some graves were opened
And they didn’t hear the Centurion say ” Surely, this man WAS the Son of God”.
Somewhere else in the spiritual realms a victory party was being disrupted……It was the enemy’s …and it was the celebration for triumph but they had it so very very wrong.
And it took only 40 hours for Him to deal with all that was needed in the enemy’s realm.
That magical number of days in the wilderness, of the Ark, for lent….
And this is where we are stuck
Going round and round each year, stuck and repeating/recycling
But we should be beyond this now, we should indeed be living as if we have the victory as Easter is EVERY day as is Good Friday and the interruption of the enemy’s party and plans.