On May 28, 1898, amateur Italian photographer Secondo Pia took the first photograph of the shroud and was startled by the negative in his darkroom. Negatives of the image give the appearance of a positive image, which implies that the shroud image is itself effectively a negative of some kind. Magician and paranormal skeptic Joe Nickell, however, notes that: "it's not a true photographic negative. The hair and beard are white in the positive image. Unless Jesus was an albino, there's a problem there." WIKIPEDIA
I don't know if this linen was wrapped around Christ, but with all the unbelief and efforts given to prove that it wasn't, makes me smile. It would just be like our Lord to leave something like this to confound the 'intelligent.'
Three days? Why did Jesus stay in the grave three days? I asked Doug that last night. Today I heard on a Christian talk show... when Moses said that the Hebrews would leave Egypt and go out on a three days journey, it meant something to them. When a slave walked three days away from his owner, he was immediately free. When Christ took three days to come back, it had to do with freedom. Our freedom from Death and sin! That deserves some looking into! I KNOW that everything God does has purpose... EVERYTHING!
Our church will be observing Good Friday with a communion service this evening. It's traditional with Wasilla Bible Church to have an early morning service along the roadside to Hatcher's Pass at 7 A.M., Sunday. Those attending pledge to be loyal to Jesus Christ. There is a song, prayer, and the pledge, then it's over! Five minutes, if that, at the most. If you are late... you will surely have missed it! Used to have donuts there, but bring your own coffee. Later in the morning we have our regular Easter services. In the evening WBC has a baptismal service scheduled for any that wish to be baptized (previously scheduled).
"And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"" Matthew 27: 50 - 54.