One of the boldest statements in the Bible is John the
Baptist’s lonely declaration that he is one voice crying
in the wilderness. Perhaps bolder still was the simple,
muted message sent some three years later by two
powerful Jewish leaders, Joseph of Arimathea and
Nicodemus. One awful Sabbath’s eve, they took the
crucified body of Jesus down from Golgotha’s cross
and gave it a proper burial in Joseph’s family tomb.
In this simple act, they told the world that they, too,
were followers of Christ.