The forgotten day during Easter season

“But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”

Good Friday is the day of the crucifixion of Christ. Easter Sunday is the celebration of his resurrection.

What about Saturday?

The above scripture from the gospel of Mark has always been profoundly humanistic to me because of the disciple Peter.

Can you imagine the despair and hurt Peter was dealing with last night and today? He was a central figure in one of the most important moments in human history and he failed.


Peter was not God. He was not “all knowing”. He was a real man who did what real men do when facing tremendous adversity.

He denied the truth.

He became afraid.

He became a self preservationist.

Truth is, he did what I’m sure I’d have done.

But tomorrow will come for Peter and the hopelessness will be replaced by redemption. The fear will be replaced by courage.

God knew Peter was hurting and Mark's Gospel said he called him by name.

That blows my feeble mind.

But God's grace, love, and forgiveness is not just for the perfect people. It’s available to all of us.

In Peter's darkest moments, God never forgot him.

And when he revealed himself as a Risen Savior, he called him by his name.

Happy Easter Eve.

The forgotten day.