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Jesus is placed in the tomb (Luke 23:50-54)
Luke 23:50–54 (NIV84)

50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.

Laid in a borrowed tomb,
awaiting the sign of Jonah –
the only sign that would be given to His generation –
that after three days and nights in the womb of the earth,
the belly of the fish, the grave and hell,
He would come forth to do His Father’s will –
Jesus the humble Son of God,
the exultant Son of Man,
the eternal contradiction,
the Blessed One.
The end is not yet.
Weeping endures for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.

The good news – ‘He is risen’ –
will burst on the Son-rise.

Therefore with joy shall we draw water
out of the wells of salvation.
When all is dark,
and Hope is buried,
it is hard to trust His words that promised,
before the pain:
He died that I might live.
He died that I might live.

In His death is my birth.
He died that I might live.
He died that I might live.

In His life is my life.
He died that I might live.
He died that I might live.

My Jesus! He died that I might live.
He died that I might live.