Jesus body lying in the tombtomb

Jesus' body lay in its tomb, where it was guarded by Roman soldiers throughout Saturday, which was the Sabbath. When the Sabbath ended at 6 p.m., Christ's body was ceremonially treated for burial with spices purchased by Nicodemus:


Nicodemus, like Joseph of Arimathea, was a member of the Sanhedrin, the court that had condemned Jesus Christ to death. Both men had lived as secret followers of Jesus, afraid to make a public profession of faith because of their prominent positions in the Jewish community.
Both were deeply affected by Christ's death and boldly came out of hiding, risking their reputations and their lives because they had come to realise that Jesus was, indeed, the long-awaited Messiah. They cared for Jesus' body and prepared it for burial.
While his physical body lay in the tomb, Jesus Christ paid the penalty for sin by offering the perfect, spotless sacrifice. He conquered death, both spiritually and physically, securing our eternal salvation:
Jesus endured pain and suffering before a huge crowd that ridiculed and mocked Him in broad daylight as he allowed himself to be beaten, bruised and crucified to purchase our salvation by shedding of His blood. Is there any reason for us not to make public our salvation after he has saved us from sin and death through such a huge sacrifice?

Prayer

Jesus we pray that we will not be ashamed of tell of your Gospel of Love and Salvation to the people we encounter in our daily lives.

I'm not ashamed to own my Lord,
Or to defend his cause;
Maintain the honour of his word,
The glory of his cross.