Jesus is Taken Down from The Cross


Sabbath was rapidly approaching and the crucified ones had to be taken down before the beginning of the Sabbath celebrations.

A soldier pierced the side of Jesus with his spear to be sure that he was dead.

The crowd hurried to their homes before the beginning of Sabbath or they'd be excluded from the celebration.

Mary stayed under the cross with her Son.

 Two men came to the soldiers with orders from Pilate, Joseph of Arimathea, and
Nicodemus. Joseph had offered his burial tomb for Jesus.

Jesus was gently removed from the cross.

Mary held Jesus.

She didn't want to give Him up but she had to.

She kissed Him and gave Him to the guards.

Dear Jesus, how bad was your death but how gently you were removed from the cross. Help me to treat others kindly always.

Mary, help me to see Jesus in all things.

Almighty Father, Help me to be a kinder, gentler person.  Help me to always see the good in others  This I ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen

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