Boldly Step Forward

A bird on a wire

Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.—Mark 15:43 (NASB)

In this verse, Joseph of Arimathea bravely stepped out of the shadows and aligned himself with Jesus. Although he did not know what the future held, he did not let fear or doubt paralyze him. While other disciples remained quiet, he declared his love for Jesus.

Today's Prayer:

Dear Lord, I have nothing to doubt or fear when I act with courage and faith, and worship with love.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts