Joseph of Arimathea taking Jesus off the cross

What do you do after this horrific thing has happened? I observed my brother who is a funeral director swing into action to help me with my wife’s funeral. He is a tremendously comforting and professional man. We have to do the things that are necessary in times of great trouble. I read this brief passage in Luke 23: 50-54, thinking about my brother and Joseph. Somebody had to do this unpleasant step. Here was the hope of the world, dead. I thought -‘What if my son was Jesus? How sad I would be.’ Even so, my other sons and I would have to take this next step, however small but important it might be. Who was going to take Jesus off the cross if not those who loved him?

Luke 23: 50-54