4241 Tanglewood Ln., Odessa, TX 432.332.2954

April 4- In Between

Post 145 of 198

Today, we wait. Time passes and we do nothing. Our to-do lists are unable to accomplish the resurrection. This one is completely on God. While we sleep, the Almighty’s work is done. Rest in the promise of God today.

It was the Preparation Day and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath, especially since that Sabbath was an important day. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of those crucified broken and the bodies taken down. Therefore, the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men who were crucified with Jesus. When they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead so they didn’t break his legs. However, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. The one who saw this has testified, and his testimony is true. He knows that he speaks the truth, and he has testified so that you also can believe. These things happened to fulfill the scripture, They won’t break any of his bones. And another scripture says, They will look at him whom they have pierced.

After this Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate if he could take away the body of Jesus. Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one because he feared the Jewish authorities. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took the body away. Nicodemus, the one who at first had come to Jesus at night, was there too. He brought a mixture of myrrh and aloe, nearly seventy-five pounds in all. Following Jewish burial customs, they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it, with the spices, in linen cloths. There was a garden in the place where Jesus was crucified, and in the garden was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. Because it was the Jewish Preparation Day and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus in it. -John 19:31-42

O God, much of the time I think I can make things happen. But not today. Today I know it is all your power at work, in me, and in this world, all the time. I praise and adore you! Amen.

Take a nap today! Okay, even if your kids don’t take naps anymore, snuggle up for quiet time. Whisper to each other if you talk at all for at least 20 minutes.