Date: October 21, 2013 9:25 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Jesus Was Buried in a Garden
Jesus Was Buried in a Garden
"Thinking he was the gardener, she said, Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him." (John 20:15)
Scripture Focus: John 19:40-42, 20:14-16
Sometimes the little details in the Bible are as amazing as the big ones. Did you know Jesus was buried and rose again in a garden? The Bible says, "At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb ... they laid Jesus there" (John19: 41-42). When Mary Magdalene saw the resurrected Christ, she even thought He was the gardener.
Why is this significant? Think back on the story of humanity in the Bible. It began in a garden. Although sin entered the world there, God also assured Adam and Eve then that He would send a Redeemer to save His people from sin. That Redeemer, Jesus, was crucified, buried and arose from death in a garden. How like God to keep His promises so precisely that the circumstances match with perfect symmetry.
Do you think it's a coincidence that all of this happened in a literal garden? More likely it is evidence that history is in the hands of a great Master of art and science who is writing the ultimate masterpiece with you and me in it!
Insight: Poets often write poetry to put history in perspective. but here is a place where poetry and history meet: in the amazing work of Jesus.
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