It was the Sabbath. This Sabbath was unlike any other. Jesus had just been killed. Peter had denied Jesus with his words, the rest with their silence. No, this was not a normal Sabbath. Fear and confusion were everywhere.
Peter denied Jesus because he was afraid. He was afraid for his own life and for the lives of his friends. But more than that, Peter was afraid because all he had believed and understood was coming into question. How could Jesus be both Messiah, and crucified? How could Jesus be both King, and dead?