Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 8, 2012


Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,Easter,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:12 am
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John 20:6-7 Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

It is Easter Sunday – the day of resurrection. What happened on that first Easter? The disciples found an empty tomb. In the tomb were the strips of linen that had been wrapped around Jesus’ body. Off to the side was the cloth that was laid over His face. This cloth was folded. It was the custom at a meal for guest to leave the table from time to time. When they left they would fold their napkin as a sign to the servants they were not finished and would be back for more. When they left the table for the last time they would wad their napkins instead of folding it. If you have noticed when communion is served in a church today, the cloth covering the bread is folded and then unfolded and replaced over the bread tray again. This is a sign to show Jesus is not finished. Jesus is coming back to collect His Bride (the church of believers) and the meal will continue at the wedding feast. Today we celebrate both His walk on this earth, His death for our sins and His resurrection for our resurrected and eternal lives with Him. We don’t deserve this. We cannot earn this. This is a gift from God. Let us celebrate with praise and thanksgiving and let all those around us know what a wonderful, loving, giving and forgiving God He is and how they can enter into the family of believers.

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