Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. (Victor Hugo in Les Misérables)
Today the Christian world is honoring the day when Jesus died. One might well imagine how his disciples were mourning, thinking that the promise of his coming kingdom was now not to be. In spite of his having warned them of this day, they had not understood, and it was not until Sunday that their joy was restored when the sun rose to reveal that the Son, too, had risen.
Until then [Sunday] they still hadn’t understood the Scriptures that said Jesus must rise from the dead (John 20:9).