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Final Lent Devotional • Day 46

Holy Saturday (Apr. 3)

Rest in Peace

Narrated by Gwynne Gonnerman

When they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear. John 19:33-34

Rest in peace, dear Jesus. Your agony and suffering are over now; it is the Sabbath. You have earned this day of rest. Soon will be the day of resurrection, of new life beyond the grave.

All who have been healed by his wounds will have a similar experience. When the days of tears and trouble are past, we, too, will be able to rest in peace, as we await the final day of resurrection that our wounded Savior earned for us. Truly, a glorious future awaits us.

REFLECT: Rest on Christ’s words of promise that he will rise again.

PRAY: Teach me, my Savior, to live faithfully without fear, confident of the rest and resurrection you have earned for me. Amen.

Devotional content provided by Creative Communications for the Parish.