Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day Six: Give It Away!

This is now the first day after the crucifixion. Where is Jesus? Have you ever wondered what happened to Him immediately after His death? When He died on the cross Jesus released His spirit from His body. But where did His spirit go? What happened to His body? The following portions of Scripture are provided for your reflection today.

Matt. 27:50—“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit.”

Eph. 4:9—“Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth.” Matt. 12:40—“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

Mark 15:46—“So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body (of Jesus), wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock.” As burial generally occurs after someone dies, this placement of the body in the tomb or grave attests to the truth that He had in fact died. He was not merely in an unconscious state as some critics have claimed.

Acts 2:31—“Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was not abandoned to the grave, nor did His body see decay.” Even in death God’s miraculous power preserved the sinless body of His Son and suspended the natural process of decomposition.

While His body lay in the tomb, Jesus’ disciples may have lost hope and became disillusioned and dejected (Matt. 26:56, Luke 24:21, John 20:19). But even in death, Jesus through the Holy Spirit, was actively working at His Father’s awesome plan of redemption—for them, for us and for all of mankind.

Everything about Jesus’ life and death was remarkable, extraordinary and filled with wonder! Not only can we reflect and meditate on its rich, deep meanings, but we can share it with others. We have the awesome privilege and opportunity to share these living truths about Him with others. Today, why not choose to give somebody the wonderful news of what Jesus has done for you and the new experiences you are enjoying with God during this Holy Week?


  1. This week is have reflected on the costly price that Jesus paid for my sins. That reflection, and study has made me more grateful for my salvation. During this holy week, I believe people's hearts are somehow more open to the gospel and I intend to share Jesus every chance I get.
    Pastor David- I pray that God will hold you in the palm of his hands and continue to bless you for all you do. Thank you.

  2. Hello Hope,
    I am so thrilled that this Holy Week journey has been a blessing to you by drawing you closer to the Lord and by encouraging you to share your faith even more. That was exactly its primary purpose. And thank you very much for your prayers. They are greatly valued and deeply appreciated. Keep on loving and serving the Lord.


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