Today’s SO WHAT SATURDAY falls on Easter weekend. And I have just a short message to share today.
A friend posted today this etching, The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight, Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1654.
“When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathæa, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.”https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/nt/matt/27?lang=eng
I found this to be an incredibly stirring piece of art. To have the opportunity to serve the Lord, in any way, is an honor. But I’d not thought much on those who served His body and served Him by caring for his dead body during that short time between His death and His resurrection. Little did those humble servants know what it would all come to. Little do we know what service we willingly and humbly offer Him can come to, as well.