“And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.”
This napkin was placed upon the face of the Lord Jesus Christ after He had given up the ghost on the cross, and His body was placed in the new tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea.
When Mary Magdalene, Peter, and John each arrived at the sepulchre, they each saw the empty grave where Jesus had been for three days. The men ran toward the tomb, and before going in, John stooped down outside the grave. Can you imagine how overwhelmed he was? Known as the disciple whom Jesus loved, John had a very close relationship with Christ. He was the one the Lord trusted enough to give the responsibility of caring for His mother, Mary.
Peter ran in and saw the linen clothes; the ones that had been wrapped around Jesus’ body, both at His birth and His death. The swaddling clothes He was wrapped in as a baby signified the purpose for which He came…to give His life as a ransom for many.
Set apart from the linen clothes lied a napkin folded nice and neat. What did this signify? He was not finished!
The price paid for the sin of the world was finished; Jesus had completed His purpose that God had ordained before the foundation of the world. He had given His life, and raised victoriously three days later defeating death, hell and the grave! But He left His napkin folded neatly in His tomb to show that He is coming back! Very soon He will return and meet His bride, the church, in the air…”and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
He is coming back… are you ready?
Deuteronomy 15-16 | Mark 13 | Psalm 55
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