“Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.” – John 19:41-42
Holy Week. Holy Saturday.
We gather to remember, to remember
The loud silence when our hearts were still.
Golgotha is empty, Joseph’s tomb is full.
And a sealed stone keeps watch
For a fearful governor. But he need not worry;
No disciples are coming today.
And so, we wait.
But not for much longer.
O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.