There are lots of ideas about why Jesus descended to Hell between His death and resurrection. I’m no theologian, so I read some of the discussions but I confess that I don’t really know what was going on there.
And I’m OK with that. My understanding will continue to develop. And maybe this is one of the things I won’t understand until I’m on the other side of death myself.
For me, though, I’m pondering the idea that … Jesus went to Hell, yes, but then He came back.
That gives me great hope that, just perhaps, some of my periods of going through hell are just a side-journey to coming out the other side.
Maybe, just maybe, better than ever.
Because the struggles I’m going through are really so minor compared with what our Lord went through.
And I have God, Jesus, and Spirit to help me go through it.