So Finished, It's Folded

>> Monday, April 6, 2015

Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.  John 20:6—7
At first glance, it seems a funny detail to put into the resurrection account, that face cloth, folded up. But thinking about it, it really is a very good detail, and if I don't sound too irreverent saying so, gives us a glimpse into the supremacy of God's humor. Maybe humor isn't the right word? But something akin to it. When Jesus spoke the words, "It is finished," upon the cross, he drove the point home not only by raising from the dead, but going so far as to fold up that face cloth, the shroud that hid the exact representation of God, as if to tidy up every last loose end of salvation, and proclaim, "So there."


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