Saturday 7 April 2012

Soundtrack for Holy Week - Easter Eve

Easter Eve is a time of waiting.

Between the trauma of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday, it sits caught in the middle, calling on us to wait for what we know is to come, and yet not quite here.

Living in the moment of this day is an expression of our Christian lives - caught between the now and the 'not yet' - the trials of this life and the hope of what is to come - the new life we have received in Christ and the old life that clings to us so tightly.

The truth is that most of us don't like waiting.  We live in an instant society where increasingly we expect to be able to get what we want whenever we want it .  At the click of a mouse or the swipe of a credit card we want it now, with next day delivery guaranteed.  Lord give me patience - and give it me now!

We often forget that there is value in waiting for the important things in life.  Relationships are not built in a day - neither is faith.  Both need creative patience if they are to grow deep and strong.

And so on Easter Eve we wait, longing for the joy that is ahead - and in the waiting God is there, deepening our relationship with him as we wait on him.

Today's song is by Iona and the images are mostly from Jerusalem as we wait for the resurrection...

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  1. Beautiful. Thank you for this. I've been thinking about those first disciples. Not for them I think any longing of the joy ahead, but only emptiness and grief, as they probably cowered in hiding waiting for the sabbath to pass before they could run away as far as possible from Jerusalem.

    1. Thank you Nancy.

      You are absolutely right about the first disciples. I was in two minds about whether to focus on their perspective or ours today. In the end I chose our perspective, but we can learn from both.