Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed
John 20:29, NIV
The Grave Clothes
Upon hearing the news of the empty tomb, Peter and John ran to see for themselves. Peter confronted the evidence, but he was confused. At that instant, he must have been angrier than ever. He must have surmised that the enemies of Jesus who had dared to crucify Him, had now taken the body for who knew what purpose!
John quietly looked around. He noticed that the grave clothes were totally unlike those of Lazarus, which had been just a pile of stinking rags by the time Martha had finished unwrapping him. These grave clothes were lying, not as though someone had removed them from the body, but as though the body were still inside! The face cloth was situated where the face would have been, with the few inches of the neck separating it from the rest of the shroud. As he studied the evidence, it must have gradually dawned on him that the grave clothes looked like an empty cocoon! They looked as though the body had just evaporated up through them! Then John knew! (John 20:8). The body hadn’t evaporated. Jesus had risen from the dead!
May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
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- The Empty Tomb – he had risen from the dead. (tvaraj2inspirations.wordpress.com)
- Sharing Sunday: It’s Easter. So, what’s with the grave clothes you’re wearing? (refusingtotiptoe.com)
- The voice of the empty tomb (alanrudnick.org)
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- Pascua de la Resurreccion (thewagenknechts.wordpress.com)
- Easter Reflections: HE IS RISEN! (graceformymess.com)
- Then They Walked Home… (artofsabbath.wordpress.com)
- Hidden, But Not Forgotten (Resurrection of Jesus) (olsonwriter.wordpress.com)