2012-04-08 - What Would Joseph of Arimathea Say?
Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body. Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. (Luke 23:52-53)
I did not do it to make waves or to bring attention to myself; I did it out of respect. It was the least I could do for Jesus, my redeemer. I wish I had the power to stop what happened to Jesus. He deserved the best, although He was given a disgusting and unfair death.
After seeing and hearing people degrade and belittle Jesus, it was a nice change of pace to do something good for Him. I wrapped Jesus' body in linen cloth and placed Him in an unused tomb by the side of a hill. As I was tending to Jesus, I half-expected Him to say something to me. It was hard seeing the Savior so lifeless, but at peace.
Lord, I know that You desire every person in the world to accept You as his personal Savior. Let me live a way that my friends and family members will ask what's different about me. Then I can tell them about You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.