John 19:38-42

by Lon on December 31, 2011

The burial of Jesus

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. nike cortez With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.t40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. asics gel lyte 3 soldes This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

God in human flesh is dead and buried here. adidas yeezy boost Some call this the holy Saturday, situated between the death and resurrection of Christ.

Too often we quickly skip over this awkward moment. The moments between glorious sacrifice and victory. How do we embrace and live fully in these moments of silence? Of grief? of death? Of despair?

This passage seems to suggest a respect of what was and what is left.

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