Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Why Did Jesus Fold......

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

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 outran 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.

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 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

Friday, January 23, 2009

This One Is For.....

This one is for Carole.....

Good Morning

I saw this video this morning, and it is so cheery, I had to put it on my blog! Good Morning! Turn your speakers on and get your dancing shoes on!

This is better than the 'intercom' system I used to use to get the kids up!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Presidents

There has been a lot of news lately about our president. This YouTube site is really neat. Watch how the presidents morph from one to the other starting with Washington to Obama.

I guess we are all closer than we think!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Have Seen The Light

This morning, as I was getting up, I turned the TV on to Charles Stanley. I sometimes like to listen to him, and I was awake, so thought I'd just see what he had to say today.

As the program started, they had a choir ready to sing a song. As I was getting up, the music started, and I thought, "This is my song!" I stopped what I was doing, and listened to it.

I heard it for the first time when the pastor of our church was the 1st one we had from Village Missions....about 6 or 7 years ago. It spoke to my heart then, and then every time I heard it on the radio. It was only played for one Christmas season, as far as I knew, so I went looking for it. I finally found it, and today I heard it again.

Here it is. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.

It is much more than a Christmas song.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Bucket List

You know how people talk about their "Bucket List?" The things one wants to do before the 'kick the bucket?' I'm not sure what I want to finish, but can think of a few things, such as see the grandkids grow up, have a closer walk with my Lord, be ready for what life brings, etc. However, this is something that I have never had a desire to accomplish!

I can see my kids doing it, but not the 'old folks'! LOL!