And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid. -Mark 15:42-47
Today, we wait. Time passes and we do nothing. Our to-do lists are unable to accomplish the resurrection. This one is completely on God. While we sleep, the Almighty’s work is done. Rest in the promise of God today.
O God, much of the time I think I can make things happen. But not today. Today I know it is all your power at work, in me, and in this world, all the time. I praise and adore you! Amen.
Take a nap today! Okay, even if your kids don’t take naps anymore, snuggle up for quiet time. Whisper to each other if you talk at all for at least 20 minutes.