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Holy Saturday

Today is the Sabbath and should be a day of rest, but also a day of reflection. We should not be focused on asking for anything. However we should spend this day reflecting on what Jesus has done for us. There is so much to be said about Good Friday and Easter the day Jesus rose from the grave. So what about Holy Saturday? Generally observed by the Catholic Church, Holy Saturday is a 40 hour vigil between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. (Roman Catholic) Eastern Orthodox take it a step further by lighting fires and candles tolling bells to signify the joy that Lenten season is over. While some denominations who observe Lent this is the final day, but there are others who who celebrate the end of Lent on the Thursday before Easter. (This is according tp a devotion from crosswalk What is Holy Saturday).

I know some of you might celebrate the Sabbath on Sunday and I read a little about when the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday, and want share what I know to be true. When Jesus was buried it was on a Good Friday also know as the day of preparation. Mark 15:42 tells us that this is the day before the Sabbath. Also in Luke 23:54(NKJV) says "That day was Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near." This makes sense to me because I read somewhere that the Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. ( probably google) And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment. (Luke 23:55-56,NKJV)

I believe we should focus on what God has done for us and spend today being thankful for all of these things. I also believe we should rest and know that the Sabbath is also a time for us to show love to others. I hope you will spend time showing Jesus you love Him above all else. He deserves our love each and everyday, but this special day let's keep it holy, being set apart just for Him.

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