Friday is over, Jesus appears to be dead.
Joseph has wrapped his body in linen and placed him in the tomb. What just happened? He was supposed to save the world. He was supposed to come in and make everything right. Things probably looked bleak to his disciples and his family. Jesus’ ministry on Earth was over. Or was it?
In Chris Renzema’s song Springtime, one of the lines is “the longer the quiet the louder the chorus.” Sometimes we may feel as if God is silent, as if he’s not listening to us or doesn’t care about our situation. Lamentations 3:22-23 tells us, “Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for his mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!” We know that God is always at work, even when it seems He is not.
I imagine we all have times when we feel God’s silence. Instead of losing our faith in Him, we can be assured by His truths:
- “God is faithful; you were called by him into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9)
- “But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
- “If we are faithless he remains faithful for he cannot disown himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13)
- “He will cover you with his feathers; you will take refuge under his wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.” (Psalm 91:4)
In this quiet moment in history, we know the chorus is about to be the loudest the world has ever heard.