On Holy Saturday we are betwixt & between the crucifixion and the resurrection, waiting for Easter hallelujahs.
Maybe we’re stuck in suffering mode and can’t see when Easter hallelujahs will dawn on our horizon. Maybe we’re in a holding pattern, waiting for opportunities. Maybe we’re between a rock & a hard place in our relationships at work, home, wherever.
Sometimes the challenge of being betwixt & between is the unknown – not being able to clearly see the path ahead. (Perhaps just a few steps are illuminated, that’s often how God works in our lives.)
The biggest betwixt & between challenge in our lives of faith is trusting God, full-on TRUSTING GOD.
Maybe things may not turn out as we hoped (prayed, wailed) – but God’s got us firmly ensconced in His Everlasting Arms of Divine Love that will lead, push (help carry us limping along) through our challenges.
Not our will, but God’s will be done?
Here are a few of my lifelong favorite betwixt & between Scripture verses that have been HUGE in letting go of my fears (that seem to strangle forward momentum in crisis times.)
“But now thus says the Lord,
He who created you, O Jacob,
He who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
Virginia : )
“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” Hans Urs von Balthasar