|Posted by Baltimore Lutheran Campus Ministry on April 20, 2019 at 7:40 AM|
Luke 23: 50-56
Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council, had not agreed to their plan and action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid. It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.
On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
Silence. In the face of death there is no answer. Just questions. "Why?" "How can this be?" "What comes next?" There is anger and grief and confusion. And waiting.
Today, spend time in that moment and pray for those who face the shadow of death.