Holy Week: Saturday
Read: Matthew 27:62-66
The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we’ll be worse off than we were at first.” Pilate replied, “Take guards and secure it the best you can.” So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.
Notice the name the religious elite call Jesus? Why would they think that?
The priests went to Pilate the next day with a request that shows their defiance. In order to make certain that Jesus was finally out of the way, they were willing to break their own most sacred laws concerning the Sabbath. What they didn’t realize is that there was not a tomb in the world which could imprison the risen Christ. God is in control and nothing will hold Him back from his purposes.
Surrender the areas in your life that you want to control and allow God to take over.