See my hands and my feet ...

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

The two have returned from Emmaus with an amazing story - Cleopas and his friend report that the Lord Jesus himself walked and dined with them. Somehow his tomb is now empty. This small community of his followers is abuzz with wonder. Yet the resurrection of Christ seemed so unbelievable - until Jesus himself appears in their midst speaking to them and having them touch him. Oh my! What would it have been like to have been there that day?

Then, amidst wonder, disbelief and joy, Jesus asks for something to eat. Ever wonder why he wanted to eat before them? Do you think that he was hungry? My thinking is that the Lord wanted them to know that he was real and not a ghostly apparition. Since that day many have wondered what kind of body might emerge from our own deaths. I think that we miss the point of the resurrection if we focus on such things. Yet this story is still so amazing.

I am in awe when I read of your resurrection Lord. Open the eyes of my heart to see you today.


  1. "I am in awe when I read of your resurrection Lord. Open the eyes of my heart to see you today."


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