Sunday, July 13, 2008

Why Did Jesus Fold The Napkin ?

Tonight I got this e-mail from my sister (forward letter). I usually don't open all the forward letter. But this was so interesting and amazing! I thought I would share it with you all. When I got through reading this letter....I said, AMEN! Praise The Lord!


Why Did Jesus Fold The Napkin???
This is very interesting! I had never heard it before. Why did Jesus fold the napkin? Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? 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 clothes. 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.
1. 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 entrance.
2. 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!"

3. Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see.

4. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first.

5. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.

6. 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.

Is 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 tradition. 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 was 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, because.... ......

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

He Is Coming Back!!!
AMEN !!!

Before I was going to sign off.......I have recieve this picture (e-mail) from my friend, Dee. What a perfect timing?

This picture remind me that....One day the Lord is Coming Back!


Look at the Beuatiful Sunset!

Look at the SUN peaking out of the cloud!

Jesus Christ Our Lord is the Light!! May you all have A Delightful Day!

Jesus is our STRENGTH and HOPE!

"I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthen me". Phillippians 4:13

2 comments:

  1. Katherinellen, That is the most beautiful post about our Lord. I was intrigued by your story and by the end I remembered that a minister told that story for his sermon at church. Thank you for sharing such a great story.

    Thank you too, for visiting my post. I am happy you like my post and for adding my post to your list. I will add yours too. I am happy to know you.

    Jeanne

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  2. How cool is that. I had never heard that before. Thanks for a story that has brightened my day. And love your happy heart theme. One of my favorite sayings and it hangs just by the enty way as you come into my home. Love your blog.

    c

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Thank you for taking the time of visiting with a happy heart. I will be happy to hear from you and I will visit you soon. You all have a blessful day! Katherinellen

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