Let us shout the gospel from the mountain tops so all may hear even those in the valleys will hear the resound – our only response to His command!
Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away. With him came Nicodemus, the man who had come to Jesus at night. He brought about seventy-five pounds of perfumed ointment made from myrrh and aloes. (John 19:38-39)
Relate: It was easily one of the most traumatic moments of my life. Looking back now it is easy to say the whole situation is just silly, but it sure did not feel silly at the time. It was mortifying. Here I was sitting on the back of the bus and a good friend of mine is quoting a poem I wrote. There was no way he should know anything about that poem, let alone…
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