Matthew 27:57–61 (ESV)
Jesus Is Buried
57 When it was evening, there came
a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took
the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.
It is not mentioned here, but in the Gospel
of John, it is mentioned that Joseph and Nicodemus went and buried the body of Jesus. They had to rush to get the body in the tomb and were unable to finish preparing the body because the sun was setting. They will not be able to finish until Sunday
morning because of the Sabbath. I find it interesting that the Bible says “the wages of sin is death.” With Jesus being sin free… he couldn’t die. But… he substituted his perfect life for our sinful life,
thus he is able to die for our sins.
I pray: O Lord, thank you for taking my sins and the sins of the world to the cross. I know I deserve to die,
but you have given me life. Thank you, Amen.