[ourlunchgroup] Re: Fwd: A folded napkin.

  • From: Brock Payne <bigbrockpayne@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ourlunchgroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 07:16:52 -0600

That is something that I have never thought about. That is pretty cool.

BROCK

On 6/2/13, Nessa Walker <greenheart1.7forever@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> *Why did Jesus Fold the Napkin? *****
>
>  ****
>
> *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.
> *
> *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!'
> *
>
> *<mime-attachment6.jpg>*****
>
> *Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see..*****
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> *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..*****
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> *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?*****
>
>  ****
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> *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 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,*****
>
> *because..........*****
>
> *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.*****
>
> ** **
>
>
>
> --
>  Thanks, LaDawn
>

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