"Jesus Is Buried"

December 14, 2013

“Jesus is Buried”

Blessings Folk!

Today’s reading:

Matthew 27:57-61
Mark 15:42-47
Luke 23:50-56
John 19:38-42

Joseph of Arimathea’s act was a bold one.
He was a prominent member of the Council.
He had not agreed with their decisions.
He was good and righteous.
He was a secret disciple of Jesus...he feared the Jews.
Note he “gathered up courage”.
He publicly came forward to request the body of Jesus.

He was awaiting the Kingdom of God.
He was confirmed to be a disciple of Jesus.

Most of the Twelve had fled.
Yet, here is a disciple that feared not the political leaders.
Perhaps his money provided “protection”.
We do not know.

We do know that he loving provided for the body of Jesus.
Nicodemus helped.

Even at the time of Jesus’ death, believers were coming forth.