What happened the day between His death and the resurrection? Scripture doesn’t tell us. We can only imagine. The disciples had to have been dazed and confused, fearful for their lives. We do know from scripture that they were hiding out in the upper room. Let’s imagine we are in the upper room listening. “Do you think he was for real?” “Why would he have done this to us?” “I loved him so much. I can’t go on without him”
“But hey, didn’t he tell us a story about dying and rising from the dead? ” “Do you think that could still happen?”
Yes, Jesus did predict his death. But were the disciples even listening?
31 “He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this” ….. Mark 8:31-32,
And again …..
“Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it. For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.“ Mark 9:30-32
“Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; and they will mock Him, and [a]scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again. “ Mark 10:32-34
So, at least three times, he explained to his disciples what was gong to happen.
So, tomorrow ends this Lenten challenge. He will rise. Just as he predicted. After writing for 39 days, I will be forever grateful for the miraculous things that God has shown me on this journey. From the tabernacle, to the temple, to the cross. God’s word is indeed alive.