Joseph took the body and… laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. Matthew 27:59-60
Joseph had already planned out his own funeral. He picked a spot in a beautiful garden, and he paid for a tomb to be hewn out of the rock. This would have been an expensive project. Joseph intended to make this lavish tomb for himself. But instead, he gave the tomb to Jesus, and that was the best thing he could ever have done with what he had.
Look at what you have and ask yourself, How can this be used for Jesus?
Do you have a home? How can your home be used for Jesus?
Do you have money? How can the money that God has entrusted to you be used for Jesus?
Do you have gifts and talents? How can your gifts and talents be used for Jesus?
Do you have time? How can your time be used for Jesus?
As you ask yourself these questions, do you get excited thinking about all that you have to offer Jesus? Or does your stomach sink, thinking about all that you stand to lose? Reflect on your reaction, and what it tells you about your relationship to Jesus.