Sometime peoples memory are realy
at least if they only read the
1 Cor 10:31 (19 June
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His
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.
Is that important? You'd better believe it! Is
that significant? 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 w/ 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 had finished 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 servant knew that the folded napkin meant, "I'm not
finished yet." The folded napkin meant, "I'm coming back!"
ya' Jesus was coming *SOON*!!
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