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.
Have you ever thought about how Jesus took the burial cloth, that was on his head, and folded or rolled it up and set it aside? Jesus was a real person during his life and remained a real person when he rose from death.
When he was raised back from death, he folded his clothes like he always did. Jesus had just done the most powerful thing ever, dying for the sins of every human; past, present, and future. He then carefully folded the face cloth or handkerchief.
We know that Jesus’ body was not stolen by thieves. And have you ever heard of thieves who tidy up when they leave?
Jesus was not some sort of magical, mystical, spirit-man; who just went through the motions of his life, to get the job of Christ done. He was a real person. He did not walk six inches off the ground, but he got tired, was hungry, felt emotional pain, and probably stepped in animal waste.
Here is the BAM part: It was not an act. He really was fully human. He had and has a personality. His life was not easy. Do you think it was a performance when he wept over Lazarus or Jerusalem? Do you think he cleared the temple that day to check off a prophecy fulfillment box?
Jesus is a real person. He gives attention to the details. He knows where things go. He places people. Jesus holds the whole universe, but he also pays attention to simple things. He sees it all. He cares, even about the small things.
He cared enough to fold his face cloth after he saved us. Do you think he cares about you and the details in your life?
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