Do you know why? This is just beautiful.
Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin? 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 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.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.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 out ran Peter and got there first. He stopped 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 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 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 finished.."But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid itbeside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,because......... The folded napkin meant,"I'm coming back!"
AND SO HE SHALL FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR HIS RETURN!
Someone sent this to me and I thought it was a beautiful thought. Not sure if it is all true, I'm not too up on Jewish traditions. :0) However, one thing I do know to be true is that Jesus is coming back. If you do not know Him as your Lord & Saviour I encourage you to go to His word. It's not enough to believe the fact that Jesus died and rose again, even the devils believe and tremble, James 2:19. You must make Him the Lord of your life. You no longer live for yourself but only to glorify Him. Nothing matters anymore except that which is eternal.
Seek Him and you just may find Him!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Last week in Nevada, Lincoln and Cecilia Rogers found out the hard way just how little “parental rights” can mean in some situations. Their newborn daughter Lilia was slightly jaundiced, so the staff at Summerlin Hospital recommended she be kept overnight. The couple received a second opinion from a pediatrician at the hospital, who agreed with the couple that they could care for little Lilia at home. “We really wanted to take the natural approach if we could,” Cecilia is quoted as saying in a KTNV report. But their original nurse disagreed – and called Child Protective Services (CPS). When CPS arrived with a police officer, they made it clear that baby Lilia would not be going anywhere. “If you leave the hospital,” the officer told Cecilia, “I will have to arrest you and your husband.” While there are times when a medical worker needs to step in to prevent abuse or neglect, this was not such a case. The fact that the couple could readily secure a second opinion permitting the child’s release demonstrates that the child’s life was not obviously in danger. The parents also were clearly mindful of the child’s condition and concerned for her needs. They simply disagreed with the nurse that her hospital was the only way those needs could be met. Thankfully, Lilia is now at home with her parents, where she is doing just fine. The hospital, meanwhile, maintains that they have not violated any patient’s rights. Sadly, stories like this happen far too often, as the extent of parental rights in America remains vague. The proposed Parental Rights Amendment offers to lend much-needed clarity, and protection for our children and families.
Posted by Jenny Trask at 2:28 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011
This is my new puppy, Sugar! Isn't that a sweet name? :0) We needed something white and sweet! She is a little doll. She is an American Eskimo. As it turns out we may never need to buy dog food for her as she really enjoys her place under our dining room table! She will grow into her job quite well.
Posted by Jenny Trask at 4:19 PM