The tabernacle’s empty! And because the tabernacle’s empty, the entire church feels empty, and it’s depressing. Yes, yes, I know; it’s Good Friday; we’re supposed to be depressed today, but to see the door just standing open with nothing and no One inside…it’s tough. It makes you crabby, and it makes you want to cry, and all you do is sit in the back of the church and depressingly mull over the fact that Jesus isn’t in there like He’s supposed to be. Yes, God is everwhere, so technically Jesus is still in the church, but it’s not the same thing at all.
It’s a good thing that Good Friday comes only once a year. I don’t think I could handle an empty tabernacle more times.