"So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."
On the Sabbath day, Jesus rested in the tomb. The guards were posted and the tomb sealed shut but they didn't know what was happening within. They weren't necessarily trying to keep men out but to keep one in. But for all the Pharisee's clever planning, they are no match for what would happen next. How could they have known?
But for now, everything is quiet, normal, and unsuspecting as all creation groans in anticipation for what is to come like a child on Christmas Day. But Jesus's fight has not stopped at his death. While all is quiet on Earth, in the spiritual realm a war is being waged. Jesus has infiltrated the enemy base under the guise of sin and death. He has begun to set the captives free as war rages on beneath. Satan can not hold out much longer (much like the Philistines when they took the Ark of the Covenant) and will soon release his prisoner.
But as for the rest of us, it's just another uneventful Sabbath while our Champion lies in wait, ready to come back at any moment. Are we prepared to welcome home our hero when he comes against all odds in all his Glory?