Many Christians, myself included, did not grow up with the tradition that referred to the Saturday before Easter as Black Saturday. Today I am appreciative of that Tradition. Avoiding the implications of that day leave us to think more of Easter as a holiday rather than a Holy Day.

I fear that many today think of Black Saturday through the lens of Easter and miss that there are many who believe there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Those whose lives have come under the weight of decisions, theirs and others. Decisions that have led to a sense the suffering experienced never ends.

We Christians tend to think of our dark nights not so dark because there is a night light. Maybe today we would meditate on our need to be more empathic. Maybe we should think of the words of Jesus, “you are the light of the world.” If some ever see the light of life, it may only come when we invest in their darkness the way Jesus did ours.

"Black Saturday?" - Copyright 2013 Todd Littleton

“Black Saturday?” – Copyright 2013 Todd Littleton


About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

1 comment on “Black Saturday

  1. Brenna says:

    Thanks for this post.

    I popped in on an Easter Egg Hunt for about 15 minutes this morning at work, but I am happy that I held our school egg hunt the week before Holy Week. This led me to experience the fullness of Resurrection Holy week with no breaks. I am leading in a Journey to the Cross experience this afternoon. I am thankful to be involved in the Holy Week experiences without the eggs.

    Here is another perspective from a blog friend on why we do not name Holy Saturday…

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