Saturday, March 26, 2016

saturday ~ silence

On Friday when Jesus was taken down from the cross,
the soldiers saw that He was already dead,
so they did not break His legs
as was done to the other two who were crucified with Him.
His side was pierced with a spear, though,
and immediately blood and water came out.

Joseph of Arimathea,
a secret disciple of Jesus, got permission from Pilate
to take away Jesus' body.
Nicodemus also came,
bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes,
about a hundred pounds.

In the place where He was crucified
there was a garden
and in the garden was a new tomb
 in which nobody had yet been laid.

So they took Jesus' body,
bound it in strips of linen with the spices,
as was the custom.
Then they laid Him in the tomb.
The stone was rolled in place and secured.
From John 19

Today has been a quiet Saturday for Bubba and I.
After the Good Friday service last night,
our minds and hearts were prepared for today 
and especially tomorrow ~
Resurrection Sunday.

So great to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!
 Our faith is based on that one truth.
If Jesus had not died, 
rose from the dead,
and ascended back to heaven to sit at the right hand of our Father,
there would be no hope of eternal life
with God,
as He intended from the beginning.

Hallelujah...What a Savior!!

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