Lenten Meditation: day 46

Reading

John 19:38-42 (ESV)

38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. 39 Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

Meditation

Silent but not Silence.  Finished but not Completed.  Loss but not Despair.

Prayer

Father please give us strength in the in-between.  Give us hope in the despair that falls on us in the silence of Saturday.  Forgive us of our worry that is the fruit of our doubt in your trustworthiness.  Amen

Action

Be silent

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