After Jesus was crucified and died on the cross, His body was taken down and placed in a nearby tomb. It was the day before a High-Day Sabbath. After His followers saw where they laid Him, they went home to rest according to the commandment. Can you imagine how they must have felt? They thought that they were going to be delivered from the tyranny of their oppressors only to watch their only hope die the death of a criminal. They believed, but there was still that moment of doubt, especially now that it was quiet as Jesus' body lay at rest in the tomb. We all have moments like this, where we feel hopeless and alone, where the voice of God is quiet and we feel like He deserted us. Sometimes we don't know about the other things that must take place so that our prayers can be answered. Just like the quiet after His death, there is an amazing plan about to unfold. Wait for it!
Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid. Mark 15:47
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12