Fourteenth Station: Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb


MATTHEW 27:59-61

So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there sitting opposite the tomb.


Women have been witness to all the pain this sad day has held. They have watched the sentencing amongst the crowd, followed his painful steps up the hill, watched as he languished in his suffering. Now, just a few women—both Mary—remain, watching at the tomb. They sit and watch, as twilight deepens to darkness, and their friend’s body remains inside the tomb, sealed. Now, it is all over.

It is finished. The tomb is full of a body broken for us.


PSALM 68:19-20

Blessed be the Lord day by day,
The God of our salvation, who bears our burdens.
He is our God, the God of our salvation;
God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.


Pray for—

  • • for the beloved Son who was laid in the tomb in the garden.
  • • all those who rest from their labors, and look to God in hope.
  • • yourself, that you who have been buried with Christ in your baptism may find perfect rest in his eternal kingdom.


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