There was a garden near the place he was crucified, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been placed. So, because it was Sabbath preparation for the Jews and the tomb was convenient, they placed Jesus in it. ~John 19:42, MSG

On the most important Sabbath in history, Christ rested in a tomb so you can live in eternal freedom.  

As you stand in line at the check out counter among the masses with your plastic grass and foiled candy for Easter baskets, remember that preparation begins with rest, even when the conditions are uncertain, chaotic and messy. Joy doesn’t come from perfection around the table or from what you are wearing but in the One who is perfect. 

He is enough, even in the midst of unthinkable circumstances.  When you feel small, incomplete or unworthy remember that in Christ there is no measuring stick but the promise of hope in resurrection.

He waits to be wanted, writes A.W. Tozer. Easter is coming.

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