Saturday, March 26, 2016

I learned Something Today (Ain’t THAT Amazing?)


I’ve probably read the Bible’s description of the empty tomb hundreds of times in my life. I’d always pictured the wrappings of Christ’s body lying flat on the stone bed of the grave, like an empty pillow case. NOT SO! On TV today, Hal Lindsey explained that the myrrh that was in the wrappings would have solidified, making them like a body cast. SO, when John (supposedly a teenager at the time) looked into the empty grave, he saw something similar to an empty cocoon, as the wrappings only came to the neck. The head covering was lying separate and to one side. He immediately understood that it would have taken a miracle to remove the body without unwrapping the cloth strips that formed the “cocoon.” Then, the Bible says that he “believed.” So it could be said that John was the first true Christian in history, because he understood and believed in the risen Savior. Interesting! © 2016


HermitJim said...

You make a good point. Not knowing the details and customs of the day can lead us to incorrect mental pictures.

Gorges Smythe said...

So true, Jim.