Great care was taken to make sure that Jesus was dead and would stay dead but…
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Mark 15:47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where Jesus' body was laid.
Read -Matthew 27:61–66; Mark 15:47; Luke 23:55–56
Even though the leaders of the day surmised that there could be a plot to say that Jesus was risen and thus took extra precaution to make sure that a hoax didn’t ensue, they learned that you can’t keep the God-man down. No guard nor strength was going to be enough. Yet, his closest companions mourned and followed burial rituals as if they had no hope. When hope is scarce, trust the promises of God.
Lord, I will remain steadfast in hope.
Read John 12:1-8 to see another time that Mary anointed Jesus before His burial.
Taking God at His Word is one of the greatest attributes of faith. Choosing to Know Him and trust His promises is a game changer and will allow you the strength to endure difficult situations with hope. This will also help fill your tank relationally with God so that you now only trust Him and love Him but you will be able to love and serve others too.