Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean linen cloth,and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock.
I wonder what Joseph was thinking as he cut his own new tomb out of the rock. This was obviously done way before Jesus’ crucifixion. I wonder what thoughts crossed Joseph’s mind as he took all that time creating this tomb. This tomb that would hold his own dead body. Did he believe in the promised Messiah? Did he know and believe the promise of eternal life as he carefully created this place for death? What can the fact that this was a borrowed tomb for Jesus’ body tell us? It was only temporary!
Joseph wrapped Jesus’ body in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
A virgin tomb for my Groom. A new cave He was laid. Death seemed cold, and so bold, just think, to Death Life linked. But my Groom in this gloom, had a date. It was fate. With desperate grasping hate Death suppressed his Holy Guest, but could not keep Him in His sleep. To be cont’d…