This is really beautiful, with such significance. I
truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did. John 20:7 reads (in
"The Woman's Study Bible, The New King James Version)
"v. 6: Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb;
and he saw the linen cloths lying there, v.7 and the handkerchief that had
been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together
in a place by itself."
Now, please read the rest of this and see the reason I think
this is beautiful.
Why Did Jesus Fold the
This is one I can honestly say I have never seen circulating
emails so; I'll
start it, if it touches you and you want to forward it.
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His
resurrection? I never
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which
was placed over
the face of Jesus,
was not just thrown aside like the grave
The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin
folded, and was
placed at the head of that stony coffin.
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene
came to the
tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the
She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the
one whom Jesus
loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the
tomb, and I don't
know where they have put him!'
Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The
outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in
and saw the linen
cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed
wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered
was folded up and
lying to the side...
Is it really
In order to understand the significance of the folded
napkin, you have to
understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day..
to do with the Master and Servant, and
every Jewish boy knew this
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he
made sure that
it was exactly the
way the master wanted it.
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant
would wait, just
out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the
servant would not
dare touch that table, until the master was finished.
Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the
his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad
napkin and toss it
onto the table.
The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those
meant, 'I'm done'.
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his
napkin, and laid
it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the
The folded napkin
meant, 'I'm coming back!'
He is Coming Back!! Be Blessed