Jesus Body Laid in the Tomb – Holy Saturday 2020 Significance, April 11. After Jesus was nailed to the cross, he was buried in a tomb. He went down to the grave and set us free from the power of death and from the power of the grave.
Jesus Body Laid in the Tomb Bible Verse for Today
“Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.” (Matthew 27:59-60)
Joseph who pleaded for the body of Jesus was an influential man and a Jew. He constructed the tomb for himself but in the end, hosted Jesus for three days. Jesus was crucified by the Roman authorities. According to Roman practice, anyone who is killed in this manner would not be buried but instead, the body remains on the cross until it decays.
For Pilate to release the body of Jesus Christ for proper burial, it shows that there is divine intervention for that to happen. Jesus had already foretold his Resurrection – therefore, Pilate shouldn’t have considered granting the wish of Joseph but it has already been written by the prophets (Isaiah 53:9).
The reason went into the tomb is a mystery. He went to set the captives free, those that held in darkness and in the shadow of death. It is a good news that Christ went down to the grave to bring life from death, light from darkness. Now we are saved from the power of death and the power of the grave. 1 Corinthians 15:55 says, “Where, o Death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”. Death came to man to the human race through Adam but glory be to the name of the Lord, he has won the battle over death for us and now we are free from the consequence of sin.
Holy Saturday 2020 Significance
This 2020 year, Holy Saturday falls on Saturday, April 11. Holy Saturday is the final day of the Lent, a day before the Easter – Jesus Resurrection day. On this day Jesus disciples mourned his death. So during this day all Christians commemorate and reflect on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ and prepare for His Resurrection. It is a day of both- sadness and joy at the same time. Holy Saturday is a day of reflection, waiting, hope, and prayer.
Jesus Body Laid in the Tomb Prayer for Today
Lord Jesus, I thank you for conquering death and grave for my sake. Thank you for your sacrifice. Now I have an assurance of life in you. Help me to appreciate what you have done for me by doing what is right in your sight. Amen.