[ourlunchgroup] Fwd: A folded napkin.

  • From: Nessa Walker <greenheart1.7forever@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Daniel Sprier <crazypirate22@xxxxxxxxx>, Jacey Erickson <jaceysdragons@xxxxxxxxx>, Lunch group <ourlunchgroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Elder Terrell Walker <terrell.walker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 15:14:32 -0600

*Why did Jesus Fold the Napkin? *****


*This is one I can honestly say I have never seen circulating in the emails

*if it touches you, you may want to forward it.
*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 separate from the grave clothes.*****

*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 stooped 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.*****

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*Was that  important?*****




*Is it really significant? *****




*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

*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 done'.*****

*But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it
beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,*****


*The folded napkin meant,*****

*'I'm coming back!'*****


*He is Coming Back!


*This is one I can honestly say I have never seen circulating in the emails*

*so; *****

*if it touches you, you may want to forward it.*****

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 Thanks, LaDawn

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