But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. (Luke 23:56)
We make a great mistake if we skip over Holy Saturday in anticipation of Easter Sunday; for there is great care and intention in the timing of it all. Space and time for rest and reflection are such necessary parts of the spiritual journey--and ones that are often neglected. How can we possibly hope to grasp the depths and the beauty of what God is up to if we don't make time and space to consider it? The fact is that God does some of his very best work when it appears that nothing is going on, and if we are not paying careful attention we are likely to miss it. So let us make time and space this day for rest and reflection, knowing full well that God is up to something even in (and especially in) the in-between times.