Ending Response

Its interesting to study how people responded when Jesus finished His death on the cross. In these few short verses we see the response of the Roman soldier, the crowd, Jesus’ friends, Joseph of Arimathea and the women from Galilee.

Luke 23:

47 When the Roman officer overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent.[b]” 48 And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow.[c] 49 But Jesus’ friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching.

50 Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council, 51 but he had not agreed with the decision and actions of the other religious leaders. He was from the town of Arimathea in Judea, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come. 52 He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock. 54 This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation,[d] as the Sabbath was about to begin.

55 As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time they were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.

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