Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 23, 2011

The Sabbath

Filed under: Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 1:16 am

Mk 15:46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Jesus died and was taken from the cross just before the start of the Sabbath.  They had no time to anoint His body with the various spices they used before the start of their day’s rest.  The women saw where He was laid and planned to return after the Sabbath to anoint His body for burial.  It must have been the longest Sabbath they experienced.  They were consumed with grief and unable to anoint Him for 24 hours.  I can imagine their hushed conversation throughout the day.  They felt they hadn’t said good-bye.  If you’ve experienced the death of a loved one you can feel for them.  It seems like a very long time between the death and the burial.  Time moves in slow motion.  This Saturday is a good do for us to really grieve our sins.  Because of Jesus we no longer need to be separated from God’s presence.  When we sin, God sees the blood of Jesus – not our sin.  Don’t stop at grieving for your sins.  Enter into thanksgiving to God for giving His Son to redeem us.

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