Holy Sepulchre

Sacred Ironies

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” – Genesis 50:20 Yesterday, we talked about Joseph of Arimathea and how he gave Jesus an honorable burial despite the fact that He was a crucified “criminal.” And though we know that his sacrifice played a part in the unfolding of our Savior’s death and resurrection, many of us aren’t familiar with the story behind what remains of the famous tomb. Forgive me for being nerdy again, but I love history, and I especially love Israel. As a traveler who has been all over the world, Jerusalem is still my favorite city, and to me, the most special place there is the Holy Sepulchre. It’s run by six different denominations, and though it looks like a church from the outside, inside, it’s an eerie mix of staircases,

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