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The First Photograph

By Eowyn @DrEowyn
The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin

A blinding flash of light

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ” – Mark 16:1-7

As the news becomes darker, it’s time to focus on the Light.


Some 2000 years ago, in the tomb of Jesus Christ, a blinding flash of energy occurred, searing an image of the Son of God into the fabric covering His body. The power that raised Christ from the dead has left a piece of evidence we can see today, quite truly the first photograph in history.

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