From What Is … To What Will Be
We formed a partnership – two churches, one African-American and one Caucasian in membership. I commented to my sister pastor, Linda Harris, that it was a good thing.
She responded, “Yes! We do not want to be surprised when we get to heaven and see who is there!”
Today is the day between what has been and what will be.
We have lived profoundly with one another through the days of Lent, courageously sharing our experiences of racial brokenness and our experiences of racial reconciliation. Each witness has been a gift.
Jesus bears in death every human hurt. He has been crucified. His broken, anointed body lies in a stone-sealed tomb.
Today, Holy Saturday, of all days, we in this life, are in a place after injury, bearing scars. Yet, our wounds are anointed with the precious balm of human connection, honest reflection and courageous hope.
On this day, Holy Saturday, we wait quietly and humbly for what God has promised, for What Will Be.