I'm not sure I have much to say about today's lesson and scripture from the http://www.crosswalk.com devotion I am doing this week.
Jesus has died. His disciples are in mourning. His mother must be completely distraught. It's hard to imagine their grief.
Today's reading really doesn't fit. Except that the ruling class feared that even if Jesus had lied that he was so powerful the idea that they could even trick the people into believing he rose from the grave worried them. They wanted to make sure there was no way his reign over the people would continue so guard the tomb they did.