"Unity without verity is no better than conspiracy." - John Trapp

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Saturday Night before THE Sunday Morning

What must it have been like for the disciples that Saturday, particularly as darkness fell again. By now most of them knew about Judas' suicide, probably about Peter's denials, and about the guards at the tomb. Based on what would happen on Sunday morning, John and Peter, at a minimum, were together. Was John berating Peter for the denials or trying to comfort him?

We don't know the details, but we can be pretty sure from what the gospels do tell us that they were very apprehensive, even scared. They worried that they might be the next targets. Probably, however, apart from concerns that the disciples might try to steal the body the religious leaders were little worried about this band from Galilee. Fishermen, a tax collector, a zealot, and other less than influential people were not a concern. With Jesus dead, those who had followed Him would surely fade into obscurity.

Unless something earth shattering happened . . .



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