This is totally up-lifting in my spirit to finally find out this 'story' about "the napkin of Jesus at His burial"
Each time I would come across this scripture about the tomb being empty when He was risen. I understood all that But, it was His burial cloth and napkin !!! Why would the "cloth" be thrown to the side and His Napkin that was over His face was folded neatly and layed where His head was lain at ?
I don't know really anything about the Jewish history.But,
I realize there have not been updates on here in quite awhile. My time online between my last entry at the end of April and now was very minimal... usually just to check my email, the news headlines, and the weather, then I was off. There was so much going on in my real life offline (with Mom and some other things as well) that I just wasn't here much at all. As a matter of a fact, as some of you noticed, I stepped down from my facilitator spot as I could not give the job the time it needed and
Colossians 1:13 I have been delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of His Beloved Son.
Colossians 1:14 I have redemption and the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 2:10 In Christ I have been made complete.
Colossians 2:12a I have been buried with HIM in baptism.
Colossians 2:12b I have been raised up with HIM through faith.
Doesn't our Heavenly Father love us??~~~~~!!!!
I don't know about you but for years when I thought about the grave clothes I pictured them laying there as if someone had unwrapped them from the body. Possibly looking like the sheets on a bed after you getup.
But that's not the picture that the Greek paints. The picture in the Greek is of an empty shell. Something like the empty shell a bug would leave when it sheds its skin.
Can you picture the scene when the Apostles got there. They look at where Christ
Two theves. Think about it. Two men, one on each side of Christ. Each ending a life of wrong choices the same way. Both, admitedly, gitting the just punishment for their deads. Both starting out the same, reviling Christ. But they don't stay that way.
One thief changed. One thief turned to Christ. One thief eventually, at the last minute, believed. And that made all the difference. In all the Bible there are only 3 people that we know without a doubt that went to heaven. One was Elijah,
Updated Sep 10th 2008 at 04:39 PM by Cloudwalker
(Adding forgotten person)