I woke this morning to wind and rain and to the pangs of an 18-hour fast. I had been awakened several times in the night by passing storms and worries about what it will be like if the weather continues until the time our Easter Celebrations starts.
Would the sun come out in time?
Would the "fair-weather" attendees roll over and stay in bed?
I will wait to see what happens, but this morning I will possibly relate more to the anxiousness of the followers of Jesus. They spent their night wondering about not only the loss of their leader but the potential loss of their own lives. If people wanted Jesus dead, they may be next. Anxiety and worry, grief and fear woke Jesus' followers that morning. Maybe you awoke to those today.
This was the setting for the greatest event in human history. Read about it here...