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 Napkin?

This is one I can honestly say I have never seen circulating in the

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

noticed this....

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 was neatly

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 other disciple

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 the linen

wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head

was folded up and lying to the side...

Was that important? Absolutely!

Is it really significant? Yes!

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to

understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day.. The folded

napkin had

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 table, wipe

his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that

napkin and toss it onto the table.

The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the

wadded napkin 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 table,


The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!'

He is Coming Back!! Be Blessed