Posted: April 19
Join us tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Let us rejoice together!
Posted: April 19
"After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there." John 19:38-42
On this Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we read this passage and consider what it must have been like for those who loved Jesus on this strange Sabbath. Joseph of Arimathea, who had kept his trust in Jesus secret because of fear, now declares his faith when it might seem all was lost. He could not have imagined that no one would learn of what he did - to offer a tomb to a crucified criminal as illegal and would become known. What gave Joseph of Arimathea the courage to do what he did - well before the resurrection? As we wait this Saturday, going about our usual ways, touched perhaps by a Good Friday service, but more looking forward to Easter morning, let us consider what we are called to do, what courageous actions we are called to make, what love we are to show on behalf of our Savior.
Posted: April 17
You can tell I'm tired - that should be Carlla, not Carla. Either spelling, she is a talented lady!