The Day In Between

by Rev. Dr. Sara Thomas


Matthew 27:57-66


I wrote these words after a trip to Liberia, West Africa several years ago. As I read it again, I thought to myself, “Every day right now feels like ‘a day in between.'” 

While we find ourselves living “in the day in between,” may these simple words be a reminder that God is with you. 

Today we find ourselves on the day in between:

The day between death and resurrection,

The day between darkness and light,

The day between loss and hope,

The day between giving up and waking up,

The day between the cross and the empty tomb.

These are the days in between for our brothers and sisters in the east, west, north and south, too.

In between war and neighborhood peace,

In between poverty and sustainability,

In between sickness and health,

In between destruction and restoration,

In between darkness and light,

In between death and resurrection.

Today we live in the day in between:

We wait with Mary and the other women.

We wait with Peter and the disciples.

We wait.

While we wait, may we never wonder.

There is a promise: Sunday is coming!

Today, stand with the disciples on this “day in between.” The promise of resurrection is waiting to unfold.


Lord, today we live in the place in between.  We are still experiencing the weight of your death, while holding onto hope for the promise of your resurrection.  We pray for the people in our city, country, and the world who are living in the place in between: In between an empty stomach and a full stomach, in between work and paychecks, in between waiting for a water well and having a clean water supply, in between sickness and health. Renew us, restore us, and reshape us today. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.


When did you experience the presence of Jesus on this day in between?

Comment below or use a journal to record how God is with you each day of this journey.

3 replies
  1. Denise
    Denise says:

    As an intercessor, these days are hard. Yesterday, I felt the burn of tears, aching for so many having a hard time now. I was drained. This morning, a devotion appeared in my inbox that truly seemed sent by Jesus. He understands what each of us is going through. Look what he did for us on the cross!

  2. Rick Eyman
    Rick Eyman says:

    I too am between the loss of my Robin and my joining her with Jesus. I, however expressed my desire for more time, feeling God still has tasks for me. As He has heard from me all these years, “Send Me!”


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