Holy Saturday 2017

palm leaves

By Larry Peacock

Hope locked in a tomb,
Light blocked by a large stone.
What now?
More tears? A little wailing?
Return to normal?
Go shopping?
Forget about it?
He said to wait.
Something will happen in three days.
Wait for it.
Trust.
Pray.
Keep awake and watchful.
Something will come,
Bursting the darkness,
Overshadowing despair,
Changing the world,
Changing us.
Don’t give up.
Remain faithful. Pray.


Larry J. Peacock is a retired United Methodist Minister, author of Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Sages, Psalms, and Prayer Practices, a spiritual director, and current director of the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, Oregon.

By Larry J. Peacock. © 2017 Alive Now. Permission granted to use in corporate worship.