Faith

Sunday Will Come!

12:11 AM

Weeping may last through the night, 
but joy comes with the morning.
-Psalm 30:5



Black Saturday has always been the longest and most silent day in the Holy Week (at least in this part of the planet).

After an emotional contemplation of the Lord's suffering and death on Good Friday, and while waiting for Easter Sunday to come there is a solemn pause which is Black Saturday.

I wonder how and what the disciples and the Holy Mother felt and thought during this long agonizing gap. They weren't aware of the coming Sunday. They were still grief-stricken from what they witnessed.

How would you handle it?

Imagine when the truth you believed in for so long was taken away from you. When the one you've always looked up to, revered, served and worship was humiliated, punished without sin, and tortured right before your eyes.

When what you've always thought as indestructible, invincible, and miraculous was destroyed helplessly. And you couldn't do anything about it out of fear or whatever reason that held you from fighting for it.

They must have been lost. Beyond comfort. Nothing or no one to assure them that there is still hope. There is still tomorrow. Everything shattered just like that.

Then again we don't have to imagine it, do we?

How many times have we experienced loss of a loved one?
Or seen a friend or family member suffer emotional or physical pain in front of us?

How many times have we lost hope?

Felt rejected?
Betrayed?
Humiliated?
Hurt?
Abandoned?

When everything we believed in and held on for so long was taken away from us. Just. Like. That.

We all went through a Good Friday one way or another. 

Then there's this long, agonizing, dragging, empty, deafeningly silent, dark pause that seemed endless. It's torture.

There was uncertainty, doubt, confusion, anger even.

We're still trying to figure out what just happened and what will happen next seems out of logic. Incomprehensible. Unimaginable.

It feels as though the world stood still and time stopped, and we don't have the strength to keep going anymore. We lost everything including hope and the reason to go on.

"Will tomorrow ever come again?" we keep on asking ourselves. And we get nothing but a deafening silence as answer.

But, Sunday will come.

No matter how painful our Fridays were and how uncertain our Saturday is now, Sunday will surely come!

No matter how hopeless and helpless we may feel after the storm we went through, Sunday will come.

No matter how uncertain, weak and shattered we came out of Friday, Sunday will still come. And then we will be restored. Good as new. Maybe even better somehow.

Ready or not, Sunday will come.

Our Black Saturday is a gift. A break from the grief. A pause. A time to breathe. A time to heal. A preparation from the big surprise that is Easter Sunday.

It is the calm before the storm of blessings.

Black Saturday then is when we stay still and wait patiently for the promise of God to come to pass (For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11).

Black Saturday may be the darkest part of the night before the dawn breaks, but Easter Sunday will always follow.

Sunday will come. It always has, and it always will.



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  1. -(\(\
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    (..(")(") BISOUS ET JOYEUSES PÂQUES

    Manon

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  2. Very well done.

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

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  3. Great post!
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  4. Wishing you a happy Easter filled with love and happiness.

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  5. Hi Lux! I just stopped by to wish you a Happy Easter. May God bless you and yours in this holy season.
    Happy Spring too!
    Ceil
    PS Your blog space is so pretty!!

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  6. Great reminder that no matter how dark things seem, God is always working on our behalf. We just need to be still until His light shines on our circumstances. Happy Easter, Lux!

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  7. Thank you for the promise that Sunday will come. Weeping may endure for a night but JOY comes in the morning.

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  8. Wonderful and thought provoking post! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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  9. A very cogent and helpful post. You have a gift, a skill, for organizing thoughts in a meaningful way. My compliments and admiration. Oh, and happy Easter!

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  10. My father died on Good Friday. It was the hardest weekend of my life. We all tried so hard to keep Easter as normal as possible for the children who were also in pain. But thank goodness he did not suffer so I have memories of him being a healthy vibrant man.

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  11. Lux... we really have gone through our own trials and come through the other side, the Easter holiday is such a wonderful reminder that we can always get through, no matter how tough it is, no matter how long we are in the dark... I know that is why I held on when I was sure there was no light left, I knew without a doubt that it would come somewhere, somehow,... it always does... beautiful post xox

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  12. My Sunday is here. Amen..
    Happy Easter!!!

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  13. Oh wow, what a heartlifting message. I loved how you took the moment of sadness that might seem a bit too big for some to imagine and then brought in relation to us. And then after that you showed us how our redemption is achievable as well - in which we remember there is still hope in the future. Wonderful post, and a well worthy message.

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  14. Hope this Sunday will come ..

    Happy Easter <3

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  15. Beautiful picture! Thanks for your comment, I'm following you
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  16. Beautiful photo, beautiful colors, exquisite light
    Happy Easter!

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  17. A divine message !
    God bless you !
    Recommended this magnificent post on Google plus and shared via twitter.
    Thank you !
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  18. As they say, "The darkest night is just before dawn." Thanks for sharing this post. A blessed Easter to you Lux.

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  19. what a wondetful thought about Easter. God bless your soul!

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  20. "Sunday will come. It always has, and it always will." love this, lux! :) Happy Easter! :)

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  21. I wasn't able to do Visita Iglesia with my family this year :( Thanks for sharing this.

    Happy Easter!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  22. Nice blog.Follow and get followed back.
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  23. Beautiful and well written post..loved it.. :)

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  24. Hi
    I tried to reply by email but your comment on Sunday Stillness did not come into my email? Thank you so much. Blessings to you this Easter.
    Janis

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  25. Wonderfully inspiring, Lux! Wishing you a blessed Easter!

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  26. Very well said ... there will always be a Sunday, light after the dark.

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  27. Sunday will come, Sunday has come. Easter is here! Happy Easter to you, dear.

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  28. some people even have a Good Friday Life :(

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  29. Have a lovely evening ;)

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  30. Grest post. Happy Easter.

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  31. Have a blessed Easter. Sunrise on Easter is always a favorite and Psalm 30:5 is a favorite verse.

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  32. Powerful message. Well said! And the picture is beautiful.

    Happy Easter!

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  33. This is beautiful - the photo and sentiment.
    Have a blessed Easter, Lux.

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  34. Beautiful message, and one that we can remember throughout the year. No matter how dark the night, we are promised that joy will come in the morning! May the Lord bless this day of hope and praise as we celebrate our risen Saviour!

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  35. Obrigada! ;)

    E o domingo chegou! Feliz Páscoa!

    Bom resto de noite!

    Beijo! ^^

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  36. Hello, dear Lux, and happy Easter to you! I appreciate how you elucidated this metaphor. The human experience is cyclical. We will all face our share of Good Fridays and Black Saturdays. We all need to have faith that those days of loss and of feeling lost are followed by Sundays, the days of rebirth, renewal and restoration. Faith is the key especially in our darkest hours.

    Once again happy Easter, dear Lux, and enjoy the week ahead!

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  37. Beautiful ...and so very true, Happy Easter :)

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  38. Great post dear ,very inspiring . Happy Easter Holidays.

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  39. Such a hope-filled post. Thankful for Sunday and our Risen Savior!

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  40. Beautiful, dear Lux...Happy Easter! :)

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  41. Beautiful post, Lux.... Holy Week has always been very special --and very emotional for me. We have services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday --and then, like you said, waiting quietly to get through Holy Saturday (or Black Saturday as you called it) is HARD.... BUT---Easter does come, just like the sunrise and sunset... We can always count on Sunday --specifically Easter Sunday... Christ is RISEN. Alleluia.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  42. I dunno why..but it makes me think of the song Every Day is like Sunday..and you do give it a very strong message. Happy Easter!

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  43. How beautiful and so touching!

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  44. This is such a lovely post, a really great and interesting read <3 Happy Easter! x

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  45. Love this! Very well said. I honestly think that I needed this kind of push because I'm having a rather bad day lately.

    Happy easter. :)
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  46. I feel so gloomy today that I needed to read something like this. Can't wait for my Sunday to come, I am currently living in my Black Saturday! Thanks for this inspirational post! I celebrate Easter the upcoming week, but this is not so important. Have a nice day!

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  47. Your words were so lovely and full of an emotion that shares how much Jesus really loved us. I love that we had the pause on Saturday before the storm of blessings so we can now worship in thanksgiving to God. Have a blessed week.

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  48. Hello beautiful, I hope you enjoyed the days of Easter,great story, nice message.
    kisses
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  49. Amazing inspirational post.
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  50. Too many times, unfortunately. We can only do our best and be our best selves. Happy Easter!

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  51. hurray for hope and light to overcome the darkness :)

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  52. Thank you for this post! It was very inspiring <3

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  53. Inspiring <3

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  54. I've definitely experienced the loss of a loved one, but the pain is eased in time. happy easter!
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  55. Sunday did come! I think the same things...I wonder how they felt, what were their emotions seeing someone they loved being killed and hanging on that cross?And then Sunday comes and what a wonderful surprise! I wish I could see the looks on their faces when they see Him again. I hope you had a joy-filled Easter.

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  56. This was a beautiful post. Sunday came and Christ had risen and overcome the sins of the world and what happened on that cross even though so many didn't believe. It shows how powerful and all knowing God is. He did as he said he would do and continues to do these things to this day!! I hope your Easter was a wonderful one xx

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  57. Hope you had a very blessed Easter!

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  58. Hiya Luxy!!! Happy Holidays Mami!!!

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  59. Great words! Have a nice Easter Holidays!

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  60. I hope you had good Easter!

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  61. I really enjoyed this. It seems like every year my life circumstances hit a crescendo during Lent, for one reason or the other. Every year I find myself desperate to believe that Easter will come. And when the actual day rolls around, I feel the change in my spirit, the hope that it will come in my mundane little life as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Yes things generally do turn around. Hope you had a great Easter.

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  63. Truly lovely post. You are indeed blessed.

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  64. You make a person stop and think. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

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  65. Just beautiful, Lux. Thank God, Sunday always comes. Amen, my friend. I have never thought to really contemplate how the disciples felt. Thank you for that much needed point of view :).

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  66. Wow..thanks for another inspiring post, Lux! Love these Easter messages...thanks for sharing with us! God bless!

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  67. What an excellent post! You did a great job helping us see similarities in our own lives. Hope is so important! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
    ~Jess

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  68. Its always a pleasure to visit your blog. Thanks for this powerful message. My Sunday is here. Hope you had a great Easter.
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  69. Hi Dear Lux,
    really positive message, thank you!
    Baci,
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  70. Fantastic post! So incredibly well written. You're very talented! XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  71. This has to be great feeling to always have someone to whom you can go for support, help. I am still searching for my answers, I am so jealous of people like you, who already found them. I believe that it makes everything much easier....
    Have a good day!
    xoxo

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  72. What a wonderful post to put things into perspective :) Truly beautiful and it made me think

    Rachel xx
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  73. God bless you for inspiring and encouraging us everytime with your words
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  74. Beautiful, edifying words, Lux! Praise God for our risen Lord and for the hope Easter brings to us! He so faithfully sends us those "Sundays" following our severe trials. Have a blessed day! :)

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  75. Hope you had a lovely Easter! :)

    -Ashley
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  76. I hope you had a lovely Easter!
    Xx,
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  77. Wonderful post. I hope you had a blessed and amazing Easter.

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  78. Hello my dear Lux. Such a beautiful post this is!! So so perfect to read first thing in the morning. I hope you've had a great easter babe! :)

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  79. "Sunday will come." Indeed. Love it, thank you, Jesus!
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  80. This is a wonderful read. And this "Our Black Saturday is a gift. A break from the grief. A pause. A time to breathe. A time to heal. A preparation from the big surprise that is Easter Sunday." is beautiful!

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  81. Have a lovely evening :)

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  82. wow,this is beautifully written and touching.
    If you dont mind i would love to share this post(will link it back to you) its so encouranging

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  83. This was a deeply affecting post. Thank you.

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  84. Take care of yourself.

    After darkness comes light.

    You're a beautiful writer.

    xx

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  85. Beautiful, hope-filled post! I love this - "It is the calm before the storm of blessings." Truly, it is. Our troubles are but light and momentary in comparison to the joy that has been promised, that is ours, that is surely coming!

    Many blessings,
    Kamea

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  86. Thank you Lux for the beautiful words of hope and encouragement. Yes no matter how dark your Friday and Saturday are, Sunday is coming. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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  87. Hi Lux! So inspiring! Loved "We've all lived through Black Fridays" but the promise that Sunday is coming- whether we feel like it- or know that it will. Joy comes in the morning! Hallelujah! blessings - #bloggercaregroup

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  88. Thank you for sharing this hope filled post at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings to you Lux.

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  89. Amen, Lux! :-) So thankful for our God's Holy purposes and gift of hope.
    Thank you for sharing this encouragement.
    God bless

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  90. Well I guess it may be countless times to loose hope and every time I have to read some inspirational book or watch some movie to get my mood constant.

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