Christ is Risen…
On what is called Holy Saturday in the Church, I was directed in my thoughts to contemplate how the early church. A Church not yet established but formed in the hearts of Mary, the Apostles and the disciples, spent this day. There had to be three areas of confusion more properly temptations that filled their minds. The Apostles separated from Christ must have been filled with a double fear, which would have been hard for anyone to overcome. They would have heard in their minds and thought how can mankind kill God, therefore how could Jesus be really the Son of God He claimed? How soon will the authorities come, to kill, us, our families and take our property? This was the normal Roman sentence for rebellion. Remember they were far from the happenings in Jerusalem.
Mary’s dreadful temptation would have been, will He return as promised. This would have been her great grief not as a belief but a constant whispering in her mind. The devil would not let her go unscathed. I will always believe and know that Mary, beloved Mother of Jesus and ours, would have prayed and prayed and prayed for Christ her Son to return. How much did God love Mary, his very special creation? He showed His answer, in a magnificent manner, to those who think upon this matter. Christ arose early from the tomb. He rose in less than three days. Which only goes to show Prayer can cause God to change His thoughts especially for the prayers of the pure.