15 Apr Matthew 27:57-61

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57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man 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 cloth, 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.

Through Joseph’s wealth, he and Nicodemus sought to give Jesus a decent burial. This was part of the prophesy in Isaiah 53:9. The tomb was guarded by Romans, and they placed their official seal on it. No matter how much we feel we have wronged God in our lives, He will always love and pursue us.