By Pastor Kathryn Modica
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence. He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:36-45)
Let me paint a picture for you, the disciples were gathered all in a room together following the LORD’s death. They were scared and talking amongst themselves not sure of their next move. They had sold it all to follow Him, and now they were looking at impossible circumstances. They were so sure He was the one, but now they stood there questioning their every thought, emotion, and belief. What were they going to do? Were they next? Was what they believed all a lie? But WHILE THEY WERE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS…. Jesus came and stood in their midst.
Like the disciples, we too can get so wrapped up in our emotions and fears that we forget what the LORD has spoken to us. BUT when Jesus shows up on the scene everything begins to shift. He has a way of showing up at just the right time with exactly what we need in that moment. Clarks Commentary puts it simply, “And as they thus spake – While the two disciples who were going to Emmaus were conversing about Christ, he joined himself to their company. Now, while they and the apostles are confirming each other in their belief of his resurrection, Jesus comes in, to remove every doubt, and to give them the fullest evidence of it. And it is ever true that, wherever two or three are gathered together in his name, he is in the midst of them.”
When He comes, He always comes ever so gently, and reminds us of who He is and what He did, “just look at my hands and feet”. When they thought all was lost, Jesus appeared. A room once filled with fear, doubt, and anxiety God broke in and now it’s a room CHARGED with the very life of God.What breakthrough are you in need of today? A healing? A miracle? Finances? Where are you doubting? LIFT UP YOUR VOICE! Jesus is waiting ready to walk into your room, quiet all of your fears, and reassure you of what He has promised to you. Just look at His hands and His feet.