After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. (John 19:38-42, NRSV)
These secret disciples of Jesus. Both of whom are Pharisees, members of the Jewish High Council, come and publicly remove Jesus’ body from the cross and prepare Him for burial. Defiling themselves so they can not partake of the Passover feast.
They got it. Jesus showed them the way of loving like God does and they got it. They gave it all for Jesus.
What do you think you would have done?
Would you be like Nicodemus and follow Jesus?