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John 20:6-7

Following him, Simon Peter entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there. He also saw the face cloth that had been on Jesus' head. It wasn't with the other clothes but was folded up in its own place.

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, we need 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 the tradition. When the servant set the table for the master, it was furnished perfectly; exactly the way the master wanted. The servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating.

The servant would not dare touch the table until the master was finished. If the master was finished eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers and mouth, and wad up the napkin and toss it onto the table. The wadded napkin meant, "I'm finished."

But if the master got up from the table, 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!"

LET US BE REMINDED DAILY, JESUS CHRIST IS

                           "NOT FINISHED"

HE IS COMING BACK FOR HIS FAITHFUL SERVANTS.

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