During our Sunday dinner, I asked my oldest son what he learned at Sunday school. The lesson was on the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. One of the details he shared was that "Jesus' clothes lay neatly folded."
"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 20: 6-7 ESV).
That spawned an interesting discussion around the table. Why did Jesus take the time to fold his clothes? The Creator designed the world in an orderly, meticulous, highly detailed fashion. Did that same precision to detail and orderliness carry over into everything He did on this earth--even folding his clothes?
My husband thought it was significant that these details are included in the Bible. They certainly didn't have to be. Yet in nearly every Resurrection account in the Gospels, you will read that the cloth was folded. What is the significance of that detail? I don't know. I'm still pondering that one.
If Jesus, the Lord of all, can take the time to fold a cloth neatly (and deems it important enough to tell us about it in the Bible), surely I can improve some of my own habits--aiming for neatness, not sloppiness.
He could have just let all the cloths lie in a rumpled pile, but he didn't. How does that example speak to us? What one habit can we work to improve in our own lives?