A Need for Control: Holy Saturday

A Need for Control

Holy Saturday, April 11

When our oldest daughter received her autism diagnosis, I immediately sprang into action. We set up appointment after appointment—therapists, social workers, educators. Name a specialist and we had an appointment with them.

My need to feel in control kicked in because my world turned upside down. Please hear me, a special needs diagnosis for your child is not a death sentence, but it is a life changer. Instead of dropping to my knees in reflective prayer, I overloaded myself with distractions.

As I read today’s Scripture, I understand people’s reactions after the death of Jesus. Instead of taking time to pause, they desperately sought to control what they could. Does this seem familiar to you?

As we prepare for Easter Sunday, I want to encourage us to relinquish our control and unabashedly praise the One who has all control.   

God, I lay down my need for control and praise you for who you are and all you do. Amen.

About the Author

Tone Waters is the director of global outreach and communications at Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville, Minnesota. She plans to attend North Park Theological Seminary over the next five years to earn a Master of Divinity Degree and pursue a calling to pastoral ministry.

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