The Saturday Between
By Jane Tawel
April 20, 2019
Today is the day that should set us apart.
Not yesterday– everyone dies.
And tomorrow remember –the ones whom He knew
Were still afraid or just surprised.
Today is the day we should soberly start
To ask ourselves Who He might be.
And what it might mean if we take up his name,
And die with Him on our own Tree.
This Saturday when we are rushing around
Just doing whatever we do in our town,
Well, that is the day Jesus lay in a tomb
So that I could be born again in Yahweh’s womb.
So this — this is the day that I should be changed
In anticipation of molecules rearranged.
For the Savior who on this day in the grave rested
Tomorrow He will rise and be resurrected.
If I want to be different
And call myself a small Christ,
I must stay dead on Saturday
And that is a small price,
Compared to the sacrifice God made today,
When He stood by in heaven while His Son in death lay.
In Saturday’s tomb we can find God ‘s own Son
And there we will know the true depth of God’s love.
We too will one day meet our own mortal decay
Just like Jesus Christ did on this Saturday.
And so that Tomorrow I may be resurrected,
I dare not make Saturday — this day – neglected.
Oh, yes Saturday’s holy, a day to be respected
For Sunday’s a-comin’! And Our Lord’s Resurrected!