by, Sep 6th 2008 at 05:10 PM (555 Views)
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 was buried and all they see is the shell of the shroud they buried him in, but not the body. And no hint as to where the body went, or how it went.
And can you imagine their thoughts when Christ appeared to them. Everything must have just fallen into place. Including a lot of the things that Christ taught and did.