There’s a quote from Bob Goff that I think I find especially poignant each year:“Day turned to night, His friends scattered and death thought it had won. But heaven just started counting to three.”Good Friday is tomorrow, and as believers, we will all have to wrestle with the weight of our sin. Day 1 is HARD. It’s where we reconcile our role in the crucifixion, where we take responsibility for our part. Do you struggle with this idea? That it was your sin (and mine) that nailed Jesus to the cross? When we love Jesus, it’s painful to imagine we had any part in his death… But, we can let Good Friday sanctify us. It’s an invitation to return to the roots of our belief—that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Good Friday shows us the heart of God, that he would give up everything for just one thing: You. And then, there is Day 2: Holy Saturday. I think if we’re honest, we’d admit that we don’t really know what to do with this in-between. Most of us would say that we’re not good at waiting. But this year, waiting is manifested all around us, isn’t it? We’re waiting to see our extended family and our friends. Maybe even waiting to return to work… And certainly, waiting to return to normal. We can find the good in most anything. This year, I’m grateful for a tangible reminder of what it means to wait. As I wait to see my family and friends, as I wait to return to the office, I can give these feelings back to God and trust Him to do what he does at Easter: Make it all right again. The pain of Good Friday and the waiting of Holy Saturday bring us to Easter Sunday. Day 3.Day 1 and Day 2 are full of fear and doubt, but go back to what Bob Goff says… On Good Friday, Heaven starts counting to 3. God isn’t rushing us to Easter, but, He isn’t worried about it either. At Easter, and every day, God knows the end of the story…And he knows the ending is good. As much as we might struggle with our role in the crucifixion, I think we struggle even more with what the resurrection means for our life. If Good Friday is the simplest form of our faith, then Easter should be the simplest form of our life… Knowing that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. This weekend is truly an invitation. As Heaven starts counting to 3, our only choice is to wait. So tomorrow, let yourself go through the pain of Good Friday… But on Easter, and every day after, I want to encourage you to start living like you already know the ending.