Low in the grave He lay; Jesus, my Savior. Waiting the coming day; Jesus, my Lord.
The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we’ll be worse off than we were at first.” Pilate replied, “Take guards and secure it the best you can.” So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.
Matthew 27:62-66 NLT
The suspicion and unbelief of the priests and Pharisees led to one of the proofs of Jesus’ resurrection! God used it to show that the only way out of the tomb was supernatural. Since the guards would have paid for the removal of Jesus’ body with their lives, it was a sure thing He would still be there in the morning. In the meantime, the disciples were utterly heartbroken and in shock, not knowing what to think.
It’s Saturday. But Sunday’s coming!
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