It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, 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.
It was a bold request to make. Joseph knew that the odds of getting the body of Jesus would be slim, but he approaches Pilate anyway. Joseph had been looking for the Kingdom of God. Now he’s found it…