Black Saturday

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What is happening in that tomb behind the heavy stone not yet to be rolled away?

The key to Holy Saturday?  The church is bare, the altar blackened, all hope entombed with Christ.

Black Saturday is the vigil before Easter’s Resurrection.  After the Crucifixion, the black veil is removed from the altar cross, for Christ is brought down from the 300-pound cross that the Sanhedrin and the Romans intended to be His failure.

They didn’t know the key, though.

The Crucifixion and the Tomb are the beginning of His triumph.

Christ holds three keys:  the key to Heaven (Matthew 16:19) and the keys to Hell and Death (Revelation 1:18).  On Black Saturday, Christ descended into Hell in what is often called “Harrowing of Hell”.

These three keys were going to be my topic.

But at last evening’s Good Friday service, I heard something I have never heard before.

I want to share it.

The Story of God

This is ten minutes.  A very important ten minutes.

Listen to the key to this entire week and the celebration of next week.

Go.  Share the story.  Tell everyone of God’s great love for us.  After all He does for us, we reject Him in countless ways that we don’t even notice.

But here’s the Key: he will never leave us nor forsake us.  (Hebrews 13:5)

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