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Jesus resurrected and Mary Magdalene

Jesus resurrected and Mary Magdalene (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This may shock you a bit but I want to share with you a passage from the Bible that few remember, but can change your life if you follow this example of true love and sacrifice.


MATTHEW 27:57-61 (NLT)As evening approached, Joseph, a rich man from Arimathea, who was on of Jesus‘ followers, went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. And Pilate issued an order to release it to him. Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a long linen cloth. He placed it in his own new tomb, which had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance as he left. Both Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting nearby watching.


In the days that this passage took place, it was common forĀ  wealthy people to buy elaborate tombs so after they died, they could be remembered by everyone as having been important. Joseph had bought one of these tombs for that very reason, but after the death of Jesus, he lovingly decided that the “Tomb of honor” was better used by someone who truly deserved a place of honor in all of our lives-Jesus Himself.


What have you done in your life that honors Jesus in such a way? Have you given your toys and tombs priority over Jesus? Do you see Jesus as someone who answers your prayers and keeps your life in order, or do you see him as someone you love so much that you would do anything for Him….including giving up your prized possession?


Our lives and relationship with God will never be right unless we learn to love Him more than ourselves and needs. I ask that as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, we also HONESTLY evaluate our relationship with Him. Learn to give up the things that bring worldly pleasure and replace them with the love and actions that bring you the joy of an honest and loving relationship with the man that gave His life for you. Remember, Jesus doesn’t ask for much, just your love….will you give it?