Saturday is the breath caught, chest aching,
Its the moment when you don’t know if you are going to celebrate or cry
The heartbeat of one in the womb, the phone call with good or bad news, the applications that are awaiting decision.
Saturday is running the race, but not yet knowing who is going to win,
Its crying so much that you can’t recognize the person standing in front of you
Its the why moment.
Why, why, why? Why does this happen? What does this mean? What is the purpose behidn it all.
Saturday is the day of unanswerable questions,
the time of tangled mysteries,
the moment of mindless emotions.
Remember, God gives us that uncertainty, blesses it, and reminds us that we all have that moment of throat-catching, almost-not breathing.
The moment of full humanity,
Because God wants to remind us that our God is the one who catches us by surprise.
Even when we supposedly know what’s going to happen.
Maybe its should be known as Surprising Saturday Instead.
Prayers and Liturgy by Pastor Katy Stenta who is the solo pastor at a bigger on the inside church in Albany, NY and enjoys reading fantasy, soaking up sunshine, playing with her three sons and visiting her husband at his work, the library.