50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. ~ Luke 23:50-54
Some 2000 years and just a few hours ago, Jesus' body was taken down from the cross and placed into a tomb. Most people then, those who loved Him and those who hated Him, thought that was the end. But oh were they wrong!
On this day, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Son of God, was nailed to a cross and died an agonizing, unimaginably horrendous death. And the people thought His story would end there. But oh were they wrong!
This weekend isn't about a magic rabbit that hides eggs for children to find. It's about the One and Only Son of God who paid the price for all our sins, so that we would have the opportunity to spend eternity in Heaven.
I pray that someone out there who doesn't have the hope that comes from the promise of life everlasting in Heaven will come to believe, repent, and find that salvation, that produces that hope, in the loving arms of Jesus Christ!