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The in-between place

He’s dead and the tomb is sealed.

So many questions.

What would happen next?

Why did He have to die this way?

The cross – the crown of thorns

His blood pierced side.

No simple answers.

A moment of complete chaos

Yet the most significant moment in history

The world feels darker

It’s a dark night for the soul

A world more desperate than ever before.

And now we wait.

This day – the sabbath!

This day – a day of rest.

The in-between place of wonder and disillusionment

God rested from all of the work of creation.

Maybe, He was resting in the grave?

Resting from all the work of recreation.

Can you imagine this moment in history?

The shock – the horror!

This moment when every conversation He had with His disciples about the Kingdom of God was preparing them for this day.

His death. His burial.

But wait.

His resurrection?

Can you imagine the smell of all of those spices, the balm, the perfumes prepared for Him. The tears, the anguish, the pain, the sorrow and the heart felt lose of the one who had shown them so much. Who had loved them like no other. His grace for them and compassion that won their hearts and following devotion.

The one who fathered them and talked for endless hours about His Kingdom around the table. The one who broke bread, poured wine and ate with them. Can you imagine those times together, those conversations?

On this day every conversation must have felt hushed. Words brought no comfort. The smell of those spices seemed to fill the entire earth. The smell of death, the grave and even despair. It was everywhere. Every word you wished you had shared. But now it’s too late. Even to say “I love you”.

But wait. The resurrection? What about that?

It’s not over – it’s not finished. He said He would rise again.

Weeping only comes for a moment.

Then – there comes a miracle.

The stone is rolled away! He’s no longer there. The shock and the wonder about what has happened.

This moment of the in-between becomes the greatest test of their lives.

The moment of waiting in- between. The time between the cross and the resurrection. Filled with so many questions, doubts, fears and a sense of abandonment.

Yet the most significant moment of their lives.

Resurrection is coming! A new day is dawning!

Up from the grave He rose- from His place of rest.

Death could not hold Him. He conquered death. His death – our death. His resurrection – now our resurrection and the story continues from generation to generation.

He is making all things new and one day soon everything will be made new.

One day soon He will return.

One day soon we will see Him again.



To know and be known

This journey of life with you

Is mysterious in every way

Through the highs and through the lows

Into the valley, along meandering roads

Sometimes hidden – sometimes dark

This is the way that leads to courage

No place I’d rather be

Than here in your love

Trusting you through the unknown

For you will light the way

Each and every day

To stop – to pray, to seek your face

Father help me to find the way

To make sense of the call to walk this way

Where there are no well worn paths

The rugged road with stoney ground

Your footsteps by my side

This is the way – walk in it

Holding your hand to help and guide

For I will lead you and never forsake you

I will be your light in the dark

There is a way that leads to life

Sometimes through stormy seas

Sometimes through the wilderness

Trust me – for I Am who I say I Am

The Alpha and Omega

The beginning and the end

There are no other gods before me

I am the one who was – and is – and is to come

Through the ancient ways I will teach you

Where tapestry displays the glory of God

The beauty of God and Christ’s humanity

Let me teach you more about the sacred way

How to care for the soul

How to follow me where others fear to go

There is an ancient way

That leads to life

There is a narrow gate

A way through to follow me

Many have lost there way

And I’ve come that you may know

The way that leads to life

I have come that you may know about

The kingdom of God

On earth as it is in heaven

Let me know you

That you may know me

For it is in knowing yourself

That I am known

And it is in knowing God

That you are known

This beautiful dance between us

This longing to know God

To be known by God

Reveals more about who I am

And more about – who is God?