I started writing this blog post in August of 2010 after reading Pete Wilson’s book Plan B. The book still sits in my top 5 most influential books along with some great company (Mere Christianity, Blue Like Jazz, Good To Great and Crazy Love.)
There is a particular section in Plan B that really resonated with me..possibly due to the fact that I’ve never thought about ‘Saturday’ before in this way. Or maybe because I relate to the doubt and hopelessness that the disciples must have felt that day when the tomb remained sealed and the great Savior remained..dead. That must have been a soul-searching, dry, cold, discouraging, hopeless..
- ..wedged between Good Friday and resurrection Sunday.
- ..stuck right between death and life.
- ..where all hope seems to be lost.
- ..when the closest followers of Jesus had doubt (isn’t it refreshing to think that the men and women closest to Jesus, who touched him, talked with him, experienced his “realness”also felt doubt and wondered about his deity?)
And luckily, Pete himself blogged about this yesterday and it would be ridiculous for me to try and recreate his thoughts. So, I challenge you to click this link and read his thoughts on Saturday. I hope they leave you encouraged and hopeful, even in your doubt.
So..are you in a Saturday?
Are you searching for hope?
Don’t forget the perspective that we have now..doubt is quite normal..but..
Sunday is coming..
(Pete also was kind enough to drop by The New Normal last year to comment on a post..you can read that here.)