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Each day of the Holy Week is rich in significance, carrying deep truths that we can learn from. From the humble donkey that Jesus rode on Palm Sunday to the empty tomb on Resurrection Sunday, from the righteous anger Jesus displayed when flipping over the tables in the temple to His humble act of washing His disciples' feet during the Passover meal, each day holds great meaning. Yet, there is one day that often goes overlooked - Saturday. Sandwiched between the crucifixion and the resurrection, it seems like nothing happens on this day. However, let's take a moment to reflect on this day. Jesus had died, and His disciples were in hiding, not knowing if they would be next (John 20:19). Everyone was in a state of shock and bewilderment, asking questions such as "What happened?" and "Why did this happen?" Isn't this often how we feel during times of uncertainty - asking questions like "What?" and "Why?" and wishing for things to be different?

A silent Saturday. Just like Jesus, who had entrusted His spirit to God and was waiting for His Father's promise, we, too, experience Silent Saturdays in our lives. It's the day between the struggle and the solution, the question and the answer, the offered prayer and the answer thereof. The silence of Saturday often leaves us tormented with questions such as, "Is God angry?," "Did I disappoint Him?," or "Why doesn't He act?" However, just like Jesus knew that God would not leave Him alone in the grave, we, too, must know that God won't leave us alone during our struggles. His silence is not His absence, and inactivity is never indifference. Saturdays have their purpose to teach us to trust God. Andrae Crouch's words in Through It All resonate with this idea, "If I never had a problem, I would not know that God could solve them." God inserts Saturdays between our Fridays and Sundays for a reason. Therefore, if you are experiencing a Silent Saturday in your life, be patient and trust that God will move at the appointed time.