St. John's Lutheran
No Normal Here... God is Not Done YET!!
Mark 15:42-47 New International Version (NIV)
The Burial of Jesus 42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. 45 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. 46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.
Saturday - April 3
Life after death for those still living is somewhat strange. A void is left where a person once was. That person took up space in our hearts and minds. What do we do now? We do the things that need to get done. We have a funeral and burial. We take care of the immediate things like cancelling a cell phone plan or cable. We work with lawyers to determine what to do with the person’s estate. We go back to our “normal” lives. The disciples of Jesus were left with a void. What do we do now? Do we go back to “normal” life? NO! We are Easter people! We know that God is not done yet!