Joseph made sure it was wrapped in “clean linen.” Through the broken-ness of His body we have been healed. Through His shed blood, we have been washed. We carry the Savior and His new covenant on the inside of us. How are we handling the body of Jesus?
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“Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock . . .,” Matthew 27:57-60a, NKJV
If at no other time of the year, it is during this season when we are drawn closer to the death, burial and the resurrection of Christ. As well we should be. In a little over two weeks we will be celebrating Easter (Resurrection Sunday) when are starkly reminded of the cost of our sins and the victory that Jesus gained …
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