Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council, but he had not agreed with the decision and actions of the other religious leaders. He was from the town of Arimathea in Judea, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come. He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Then he took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock. This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation, as the Sabbath was about to begin.
As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed. Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time they were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.
Big View: Person of Peace
Small View: Permanent Relationships – Proclamation
Catalyst Church – Cleveland OH
Observation: Joseph did not agree with his fellow leaders and was a good and righteous man hoping and waiting for God’s Kingdom. Do I let my co-workers opinions, beliefs and approval influence my seeking and sharing of God’s Kingdom?
Action: I have a customer at work who has been very open to receiving prayer from me concerning his family. I am going to prayerfully look for an opportunity to engage him in a deeper spiritual conversation, perhaps even invite to grab a cup of coffee.