My friend, Nancy, made a comment on my April 7 blog post entitled “The whole world changed one Sunday morning”. The post was about what Jesus might have been doing during His days in the grave after His crucifixion and before His resurrection. Here is the comment Nancy left
One phrase in this blog stood out to me “what Jesus was doing during his grave days.” That really left me thinking and equating it to us, still living, and sometimes going through “grave days”…those times when the cares of the world and of our own small spheres seem “grave.” Perhaps we should give a lot of thought to what Jesus expects US to do during those dark, separated times. If HE was not idle, then maybe the best way out of our personal “grave days” is to become active, involved, forward looking and confident that soon the stone will be rolled away and the light will again shine. Just wanted to share these thoughts with you.
As those of you who read here regularly know, I have had been going through grave days, but early on I knew I had to be active, involved, and forward-looking. That’s 3 out of the 4 on Nancy’s list. I was not confident at first, but as I kept putting one foot in front of the other, I became more sure of where I was heading. Being thankful during the grave days brought me confidence that I would, indeed, see the stone roll away and the light shine again. I can’t put a price on that and I will be eternally grateful for those who helped me find my way in the dark:
#599 my sons who both cheered when I told them I would no longer be working at the hospital because they wanted me free to do things with their families.
#600 my sister who constantly checks on me to see how I am.
#602 my husband who simply “goes with the flow” and doesn’t obsess about our income loss, but gives me hugs and says, “I’m so glad you’re home.”
#604 my work friends who continue to include me in their monthly get-togethers and are sensitive to my need not to hear about the work I am no longer a part of.
#605 my blog friends who read what I was thinking during this time and gave me valuable feedback when I could not rely on my own perspective.
#606 the timelessness of God, the great I AM, who loves me and gave Himself for me.
With the multitudes this Monday,