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He is Coming Again!

Posted on: 7-15-112011

Today, I heard the song “Glorious Day” which talks about what a glorious day it will be when Christ comes again.  As I was singing and thinking about Christ’s return, I was reminded of something that I learned in a Bible study I recently attended.  One of the people in the class shared with us some of the things she had learned about the culture when Jesus was alive.  One of my favorite things she shared was how, in that time, kings had banquets that would go on for hours.  Often, the king left his place at the table to do other things and would then return at a later time to eat some more.  So, in order to let the servants know whether he was finished or returning, the king would either place his napkin in his plate or fold it and place it above his plate.  If his napkin was on his plate, he was finished. If it was folded, it indicated that he was returning at a later time, so the servants did not have to clear his plate.  After sharing this with us, she then pointed out the following Scripture:

“Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself.”  John 20:6-7

Wouldn’t it be just like Jesus to leave us a reminder that He is not finished…He is returning again to feast with us at the banquet table! Whether or not this is true, we may not know until we can ask Him for ourselves, but in my mind, it means exactly that.  I wonder how many times I read that verse and it didn’t have much significance to me, but now, I will never read it again without thinking that my King is coming again!  Don’t you just love how you can read God’s Word over and over and always unearth new treasures?

“For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”  Hebrews 4:12

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1 Response to "He is Coming Again!"

I absolutely love this! He is NOT finished here…what a great reminder of that! Thanks for sharing!

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