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 20vs6-7]
Going back to the Beginning of the Story, we see that just prior to the serpent causing a ruckus with his lying eyes, there was such a purity about the relationship between the man and woman that they could literally stand before each other naked… and they had no shame about it.
That, certainly, is not the case today. Be assured, right now I am fully clothed. I’m hoping that you are too… Please? To be naked today (after the age of, say, 2) is dirty. We just don’t.
When Jesus emerges from the tomb, the burial clothes are left behind.
This detail is not at all to embarrass or offend. It shows that by His death and rising again, He has brought forward a new life. A new sense of being naked and unashamed!
Are there spaces in your life where you are constantly trying to cover and hide? Are there parts of your life where you have shame? Why stay there?
Pray for release from sin and guilt in Jesus’ name.
Accept the gift of his freedom and grace presented to us in the life and resurrection of Christ from the grave.
Thank Him for the permission to walk into new life, free of guilt forever more!
“Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.” [Romans 6:13]