Holy Saturday marks a time of waiting and preparation.
It is an interesting day because it links the sadness of crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday with his joyful resurrection of Easter Sunday. Today, the sorrow of Jesus dying is replaced by a quiet hope. Today is a day to imagine you are waiting at the tomb with Jesus. We are told that today “all creation holds its breath”. There is a stillness about this day.
Waiting can feel frustrating, can’t it? I’m sure you can all think of how fidgety or impatient you feel when you are waiting for something you want – well, here on Holy Saturday, we are waiting for something truly amazing to happen and they say the best things come to those who wait!
So today is a good day to spend some special time together as a family. Give time to say prayers together or maybe work together to make some preparations for Easter Sunday as a family. Go on a creation walk and see how many things you can find that show signs of springtime. You could use them to decorate your house, as you prepare for the joy of Easter Sunday.