John 20:6 Then
Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb. He saw the
linen cloths lying, 7 and the cloth that had been on his head, not lying
with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 So then the
other disciple who came first to the tomb also entered in, and he saw
The other disciple came, saw the burial clothes
of Jesus unwrapped and rolled up in a place by itself, and believed.
Jesus was God, wrapped in human flesh and crucified to bring us the gift
of forgiveness and thus, salvation from the deadly eternal consequences of sin. (see unwrapping the gift).
The scattered wrappings apart from the gifts on any
Christmas day means the gifts have been opened and received by their
intended beneficiaries. The joy of the gifts are now being
experienced in full. On Easter morning, the other disciple
believed because the gift of God had finally been unwrapped from death
to resurrection. The empty wrappings proved it. The promise
was true, forgiveness is real and life is eternal; the gift has been
wrapped, delivered, unwrapped and received. Oh the joy that floods
our souls, something happened, and now I know, he touched me and made me
Will you become the other disciple and unwrap
your gift from God and believe?
Luke 2:12 And this will be a sign for you: you will
find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”...John
20:7 and the cloth that had been on his head, not lying with the linen
cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave
the right to become children of God--  children born not of natural
descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen
his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full
of grace and truth.
Blessed Easter, enjoy your gift.
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