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Jesus is laid in the tomb

The once wonderful radiance of this life is no more. He had made God so real, and brought such joy and hope into the hearts of the hopeless. But it all led to the cross. He is dead now ... and buried. He joins the uncountable millions of those who died before him and those who would die after. He has gone down into the world of death. What now?Jesus is laid in the tomb


Lord Jesus, by your descent into the world of the dead, 
fill all life, all death, all time
with your presence.
Be the deepest centre of our lives,
so that nothing in all creation
will separate us from you:
may your love grow within us
to cast out all fear,
and become a hope that knows no bounds.

The empty tomb