I journey now into Matthew 27:57-66. Reading in the passage, Jesus didn’t have a burial place so it was thought that He would be buried in a place where the very poor were buried but Joseph who was a member of the Council; a good, upright, and wealthy man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. He had recently cut out a rock for a tomb so Joseph took the body of Jesus to the tomb and rolled a big stone in front of the entrance.
The chief priests and Pharisees were concerned that the Disciples would steal the body of Jesus and claim that He had risen so they went to Pilate with their concern. Pilate then ordered that the tomb be made as secure as possible by placing a guard in front of the tomb.
After the crucifixion of Jesus, some thought there was no hope but God was just setting up the greatest miracle ever. He set in motion and had recorded in His Word proof of the Resurrection. Jesus would rise and God’s love would create a path for all. His love is like a stream that keeps flowing and when confronted with hearts that are sometimes as hard as a rock, the stream wins–not through strength but by His never ending love. My hope is that this video will inspire this thought of God’s never ending love for us. Just click on this link: On and On – Chasen or on the video below.
Sometimes we might think there is no hope but each day we wake up, we can still dream and believe because God’s love keeps flowing like a never ending stream. Today, I’m praying that I become aware of areas in my life where I’m holding back from God because of my lack of faith. I’m praying that my thoughts are not that the risen Christ message seems unbelievable but believable.