Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph
who… was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God.
This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus…
He took it down, wrapped it in fine linen and laid it in a tomb.
From Luke 23:50-53
The Thirteenth and Fourteenth Stations:
Jesus Is Taken Down From The Cross and Jesus Is Laid In The Tomb…
This morning’s clouds have given way to a sunny afternoon. My heavy heart has evolved as well. Today, the horror of Jesus’ death no longer haunts me. Though his body lay in that borrowed tomb for thirty-six hours or so, Jesus’ spirit didn’t rest a minute. Jesus spoke of a kingdom beyond this one, and I’m quite certain that he made his way there as soon as the last bit of this life drained from him. As for me, I will imagine rumbling in the tomb so strong that it causes the stone at the entrance to roll away. I will imagine Jesus standing in the Easter Sunlight. Today, I will allow myself a morsel of Easter Joy and everything that this entails…
Loving God, thank you for revealing yourself to us through the life and lessons of Jesus. And thank you for continuing this effort through each one of us.
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