Monday, 1 April 2013

In-betweener!

Easter weekend...commonly a time of fun, chocolate, celebrations and family...and us Omokaros have had all of the above in abundance this past few days!

But one thing that's really stood out to me and has got me thinking this weekend is Easter Saturday.

Good Friday, as we concentrated on what Jesus done for each one of us on the cross, we felt humbled... thankful... in awe... emotional as we meditated on the physical, emotional and spiritual suffering Jesus endured...

Easter Sunday, we had such a lovely day with family, praising and thanking God that Jesus rose and accomplished His plan. That love and truth prevailed...that Jesus's sacrifice on the cross wasn't in vain, that His suffering had now ended and the perfect plan had unravelled....

And in the middle of all this we had Easter Saturday....hmmmm....the in-between day. Well speaking of this weekend, we had a great day...we met with friends...visited Windsor with family....we were secure in the celebrations of the season and having quality time together....

BUT.....

Rewind two thousand years ago...what did this Saturday look like?
Probably quite messy to be honest. A day of great sadness and grieving for many.... accusations.... hate.... unrest.... impatience.... hurt.... regret.... doubt....
The in-between day...

Fast forward back to life today, and I wonder how many of us are living very much in the in-between stage...possibly over the initial grief of circumstance....not yet in a time of jubilee....but unsettled in not knowing the exact next move!
It's a lonely place to be in...heavy hearted by the situation, waiting for the miracle to come, hoping for more than we can see before us...allowing ourselves to be suffocated by the day in-between....

It needn't be my friends....

What if the day in-between has a deeper purpose....what if the day in-between now becomes the day of PREPARATION!

Easter Saturday......the day God was engineering a re-surrection....
Our day in-between....our Easter Saturday....the days God was/is engineering a miraculous breakthrough in our lives, preparing us for something better...grooming us to handle the next level of goodness and responsibility...wanting us to trust in Him and change our perspective...

If we can do it over the Easter weekend when it comes to believing the amazing story of Jesus giving Himself for us on the cross...but it not ending there as we celebrate the over-coming of that day in-between with His re-surrection, then I know we can do implement it in our circumstances today.

God never gives up on a plan half way through...He ensures He completes it to the very end...your life is one of His perfect plans....He hasn't given up on you...don't you give up on yourself or His promises of fulfilment! Keep your eyes on the cross... then on the empty tomb....and lastly on the image of Jesus appearing to His disciples and spending time with them preparing the way.... I don't  know how long your in-between day will last, but I do know Jesus wants to walk the journey with you...

And believe it for yourself....the day in-between....the day of preparation!
Your miracle is coming!

Be Blessed :-)

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