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What would it be like to bury God?  The two men that buried Jesus felt a mixture of grief and defeat. The bad guys had won, or so they thought, but, such a great one must be paid the honor and respect the ministry he built deserved. Nicodemus must have felt guilty for not standing up to the council . Joseph was glad to offer a resting place for this great leader. 

At that point, everyone was at a loss. Everyone but the author and creator. The next couple of days were a roller coaster like none other. 

We have the luxury of reading ahead. We know the outcome. Burying God is no big deal. But,like the disciples, we have to trust his truth about returning. Then and now, the world is seemingly out of control and the price to follow God is growing. We, as his disciples, must cling to the hope he has provided. Then and now we have to see the world from God’s eternal perspective. When we do, we can not only survive the chaos, but, we can provide hope and direction to any that are willing to join us on our amazing journey. The great news then and now is—When you bury God, even with the best of intentions, he simply will not stay buried!

God Bless You

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. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.

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.

Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.

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.

Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there