Parallels

Linen cloth is made from flax.

Joshua 2:6,15,16 (KJV)
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. . . . Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.

John 19:40
Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
Ephesians 4:9
Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Jesus, You are the Prince of Peace. Your ancestor Salmon was a prince of Israel, and he wed the harlot Rahab.
We pray for the women in the Mississippi Delta who are caught in prostitution. May they turn to You, recognize You as sovereign Lord, and have their sins covered by Your Blood. We pray that they will become a beautiful bride of Christ. Like Rahab, may they in turn plead for their families. Amen.

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