The sacrifice is made.
We're reflecting further on Christ's sacrifice on this Holy Saturday, mourning the immense price that God paid for all of our sins.
From the Net Bible:
27:57 Now 96 when it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 97 27:58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 98 Then Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 27:59 Joseph 99 took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 100 27:60 and placed it 101 in his own new tomb that he had cut in the rock. 102 Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance 103 of the tomb and went away. 27:61 (Now Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there, opposite the tomb.)
The Guard at the Tomb
27:62 The 104 next day (which is after the day of preparation) the chief priests and the Pharisees 105 assembled before Pilate 27:63 and said, "Sir, we remember that while that deceiver was still alive he said, 'After three days I will rise again.' 27:64 So give orders to secure the tomb until the third day. Otherwise his disciples may come and steal his body 106 and say to the people, 'He has been raised from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first." 27:65 Pilate said to them, "Take 107 a guard of soldiers. Go and make it as secure as you can." 27:66 So 108 they went with the soldiers 109 of the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone.
Here's looking forward to tomorrow's joyous redemption!