20160327 - Easter - The Resurrection of the Lord

posted Mar 25, 2016, 7:12 PM by Domain Admin   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 9:32 PM ]

Gospel of John 8:1-11

Jim's Reflection

The Folded Linen Cloths

To believe that Jesus rose from the dead is to believe in something that never happened before. Our minds have to adjust to seeing things differently. Old ways of thinking have to be thrown out and new ways of thinking brought in. The Resurrection happened…I didn’t see it, but I believe it. Jesus is the Messiah, and the only remaining trace of death is the folded linen cloths in the tomb. From then on, everything changed!

Jesus tomb was empty. It had even been cleaned up. The napkin and linen cloths were folded and rolled up neatly. Everything was left in order and taken care of. Jesus was obviously done with this grave. No more of this “death business” for him. He left it totally behind and was fully alive, never to know the sufferings of death again. Have you ever made a transition in life…taking a step and knowing that a part of your former life was totally behind you? Did you find yourself trying to take care of things or leave things in order in any way?

Easter says you can put Truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. Happy Easter!