I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
It’s Wednesday of Holy Week. The interesting thing about that last week of Jesus’ life is that in all the gospels, there’s nothing written about what Jesus did on Wednesday. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday we can track with. Thursday & Friday are chock-full of the culminating events of Jesus’ ministry: the Last Supper, his arrest and mock trial, the crucifixion….
But Wednesday? Nothing. Silence. No temples being cleared. No fig trees cursed. No throw-downs with the religious leaders. (Yet.) Nothing.
So what can learn from that? What profound spiritual truth can we apply to our lives? Well, maybe it’s just this:
Even on our quiet days—days when nothing is planned, there’s nothing to do, there’s nothing happening that’s worth writing home about—even on those days, God is still present, God is still moving, God is still....
And because God is still all of those things, we can be … just … still.
And so in this unusual week before a most unusual Easter Sunday, we prepare differently for a celebration that will look different. And since we’re all in something of a pause in life right now, I invite you today to simply pause … be still. Rest.