Journey through Lent – Day 40

Mark 15:47Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.I can’t imagine what it would be like to be Mary at this time. Everything seems wrong. What can she do now? If she goes home, she’ll be alone. If she prays, it will just be empty…

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Journey through Lent – Day 39

Mark 15:46So 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.Today is Good Friday. It’s such a strange name for a day like today.…

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Journey through Lent – Day 38

Mark 15:44-45Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.Jesus didn’t last too long on the cross. Most times criminals would hang…

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Journey through Lent – Day 37

Mark 15:42-43It 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…

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Journey through Lent – Day 36

Mark 15:40-41Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also…

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Journey through Lent – Day 35

Mark 15:39And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”This centurion has been stationed here since this whole ordeal began. Patiently waiting, perhaps trying to keep the initial crowd under…

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