Waiting

Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb of his friend Joseph of Arimathea.  Scripture gives us some hints as to what Jesus was doing between the time of his burial and resurrection.  There is a lot of debate by scholars on the subject but it is agreed that Jesus  was in Hades preaching and teaching.  Ephesians 4:8-10 speaks of Jesus descending and leading captives as he ascended into heaven.  1Peter 3:18-20 speaks of Jesus preaching to spirits in prison.

Why is scripture basically silent on this period of time?  Probably it is of little importance to us as believers.  The gospel essence is the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  His power over death is so miraculous and life giving that our focus needs to be on our redemption and His victory.  As you prepare for Resurrection Sunday, consider:    Isaiah 52:7  How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” 

Blessings as we await His resurrection,

Linda

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  1. Hi Linda,Great job today – very timely for me as I was mediating on this as I woke up this morning. :)Thank you for the Easter card and lovely note.  I appreciate your friendship, too.Greg & I will be at St Matthews tomorrow.  I hope you, Liz & Reilly have a wonderful Easter celebration.Lee   From: Fearless Living To: acb711@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2015 8:26 AM Subject: [New post] Waiting #yiv9466153093 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9466153093 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9466153093 a.yiv9466153093primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9466153093 a.yiv9466153093primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9466153093 a.yiv9466153093primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9466153093 a.yiv9466153093primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9466153093 WordPress.com | nofearlinda posted: “Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb of his friend Joseph of Arimathea.  Scripture gives us some hints as to what Jesus was doing between the time of his burial and resurrection.  There is a lot of debate by scholars on the subject but it is agreed that Je” | |

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