After the kids and grandkids had gone to bed, Suzy and I sat on the porch discussing the week. The sky was completely dark, but as we looked out a small orange light appeared on what we thought was the beach and it became brighter and brighter. We soon realized that off in the horizon was a bright orange moon rising in the sky. It was absolutely gorgeous.
Sometimes we feel totally in the dark about our future, our circumstances, and our faith. I suspect on the first Good Friday Jesus’s disciples felt lost and the dark as well. The last three years of their life had ended poorly. Their leader was dead and all they had seen and believed seemed for naught.
It would take three days of darkness before the light to appear again, for hope to return, and for their future to be revealed. Like last night’s moon the light appeared far off and dim at first, but ultimately it would arrive in all its glory, illuminating all.
When we find ourselves in total darkness rather than stress and fret, perhaps we should remember the disciples’ lesson and my experience last night. The light will come, faintly at first, but it will come.
PS: Thank you for joining The Hubbell Pew this Lenten season. After a short break The Pew will return for another year. Happy Easter all!