REFLECTION FOR HOLY SATURDAY
THEME: THE SILENCE OF THE TOMB
BY: SR. J. K. OSIYEMI, EHJ
REFLECTION FOR SATURDAY APRIL 16 2022
“I believe God lay sleeping in the tomb.
Waiting until the day should break. I believe my Father has care of me. And someday, He’ll say, “My child awake…..”
Today, I contemplate Jesus in the tomb. He is dead and buried. They have taken him down from the cross to a borrowed grave. How can a great worker of miracles die just like that? Despite the earth shattering miracles that accompanied the death of the Son of God my heart is really heavy. There’s sadness, fear, grief, depression, complete silence and stillness. I am reminded of my own death and all the many dead people I’ve ever known. Do I prepare daily for my death? Do I realise that death is a passage to another life?
LET US PRAY
Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for love of me. Help me to daily realize that I am a pilgrim on the earth, and that heaven is my final home. Help me to realize that beyond the silence of the grave, there is hope for a better future life. Grant me the grace of a happy death. Amen.