Saturday, April 4
[image_frame style=”reflect_shadow” align=”left” alt=”Station XIV: Prepared for the Tomb, 2005. Gwyneth Leech. Used with permission.” title=”Station XIV: Prepared for the Tomb, 2005. Gwyneth Leech. Used with permission.” height=”355″ width=”320″]https://flcva.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/LeechStationXIV.jpg[/image_frame]Reading: Luke 23:50 – 55
50Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council, 51had not agreed to their plan and action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God. 52This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid. 54It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning. 55The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid.
Lord Jesus, Lord of life, you emptied yourself for us: be with those who feel empty and worthless in the world’s eyes. You were laid in a cold, dark tomb and hidden from sight: be with all who suffer and die in secret, hidden from the eyes of the world. To you, Jesus, your still body sealed in a tomb, be honor and glory with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.