Holy Week: Day Seven
Biblically, this day is a day of silence. The disciples are laying low, perhaps fearful that they might meet the same end as Jesus. As for Jesus, his body lay in the tomb wrapped in shroud, a linen cloth. But how did Jesus–who normally would have been buried in a simple shallow grave in the ground because he was a poor man—end up in the rich family tomb of Joseph of Arimathea? And where was his spirit? How should we think about this quiet day that falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday?