Day 31 – Jesus is buried

Mat 27:57-61 (NKJV)

Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. 59 When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.

It is fitting that while following our Saviors Journey to the Cross it ends in the tomb, but is this where all things end? The atheists lead us to believe it (btw, have you noticed that atheism is on an upswing?). Yes, the Savior of man dies. Yes, He suffered a horrible end, but there’s more to the story…much more. In three days something marvelous happens. The devil who thought he had Jesus down for the count…1, 2, 3, 4, 5…had another thing coming. He thought he beat God, outsmarted Him, outwitted Him, but he had another thing coming. This was not the end – the devil thought it was, but it was just the beginning. A new day was dawning, a day unlike any other.

Our next journey will follow this marvelous occurrence as we look at the awesome result of the Resurrection. What it meant for Christ, the devil, the world at that time and what it means for you and I. (Starting on Resurrection Sunday) The last Victory in Life principle is when seemingly dead, the children of God never give up. They keep pressing forward, for to them, death is victory.