Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Matthew 27:35-66

I cannot read about the cross of Jesus without loving him. The mockery alone, forget the nails and thorns and the torturous design of crucifixion, would have made me come down in anger and destroy them all. His executioners were vicious.

The security of the tomb was important to Matthew. Its newness, rock carved character and known location comprise much of his description. It interests me how quickly the elders of the people remember the resurrection and take precautions. . . and how quickly his disciples forget it. That it was them and not the disciples is an ironic twist in what, up until now, was a gruesome story.

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