Extravagant Light – Darkness Cannot Win {Holy Week Reflections – Day 6}

The silence is deafening. There is no celebration.
There is just the painfully slow process of waiting.
It is heavy.
The longing of expectation crowds out reason
and gives way to faith in the darkness.

The King will rise again.

The quiet doesn’t mean there is inactivity. The silence does not mean evil has won. On the contrary, this silent Saturday of agonizing wait whispers of strength and triumph.

Darkness cannot win this day.
The King will rise again.

So we wait.
Uncomfortable in the nuance
of shadow and valley,
Torn between holding faith and giving up
Between pushing forward or letting go
Because waiting is difficult

The circumstances do not change
But the heart is fixed, fastened to an
unseen hope lying in the tomb

Darkness cannot win this day
The King will rise again


In the holy hush there
is a rumbling sound
As Christ the King casts
enemies under His feet
Light begins to peek from
cracked earth and sacred ground

Darkness cannot win this day
The King is rising
Christ is rising.

An active breath of God
Flies from His nostrils
Tearing down every stronghold
In the silence of our waiting chains
are broken, smashed to pieces
Death has lost its sting of victory

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Darkness cannot win this day
The King is coming
Christ is coming again

In hopeful wonder
and expectation
We wait
We do not deny the hardness
of the piercing quiet
We move with it
From darkness to light
To life

Darkness cannot win this day
The King will come again.




This is Day 6 of Holy Week Reflections. During Holy Week – which is the remembrance of Jesus Christ, His death, and His resurrection I am sharing my reflections on these holy things. I invite you to join the story of Holy Week. You have a place at God’s table. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or who you are, God is inviting you into His story; and it is one of extravagant love.

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