Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009 – Joseph who offered a burial plot – Matthew 27:57-61

Joseph was a native of Arimathea, a man of wealth, and probably a member of the Sanhedrin. As a fulfillment of the prophecies Joseph buried him according to Isaiah 53 vs. 9. “He was assigned a grave with the wicked and with the rich in his death.

What a gift Joseph gave. This was so special back then, the family burial plot. Would you be willing to give something so treasured to this man who was about to die?

We can have this great faith as Joseph did. How blessed our Easter would be. Surely he had no doubt that Jesus would rise again from the dead and save us from our sins. We truly can have this same faith.

When we think deeply how Jesus suffered during his life on earth so we can one day reap the joy of heaven, how blessed that place will be, so short a time on earth and forever and ever in heaven with him.

Dear Lord, Richly bless us and keep us in the one true faith that will lead us to heaven. Help each and every one of us to be diligent and watchful and be ready for that final day when Jesus calls us by name. What a fine Easter we will enjoy with him one day.

-Bonnie Buuck

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