After Resurrection there were many other things that Jesus did, Scripture states: “There are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.: [John 21:25] We often imagine things, like vacation trips, being financially blessed, blissful moments, etc... But let us meditate upon the glorious things that Jesus could have done in those last few days before He ascended into heaven. I would love to hear the ‘whole’ account – when Jesus breathed on the disciples the Holy Ghost! Not much is said there in Scripture as Jesus breathes on them, but it had to be a glorious moment! It was the prelude to the Day of Pentecost. And when Jesus appeared unto them eight days after Resurrection and Thomas was present. Can you imagine what it was like, when Thomas felt the wound in Jesus Side? Can we take in the message that Jesus then proclaimed to Thomas and His disciples? “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29 After Resurrection the disciples didn’t seem to be with Jesus daily, it was 8 days before Thomas saw the ‘nail prints’ in Jesus hands. So what now, I imagine the fellows thought, what shall we do? Seven of the disciples were together and “Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.” Here is a great lesson to remember, our life often effects those around us. So off go the fellows ... fishing! It would seem that they went back to their old ways. But Jesus never leaves us, He is ever present, if we will acknowledge Him. Now early morning Jesus is seen standing on the shore, again they did not recognize Him. We must be careful in our ‘everydayness’ to keep an eye open for Him for He is ever present with us. You can find the account of this moment in John Ch. 21. Again Jesus questioned: “Children, Have ye any meat?” While Jesus may of been speaking of the fish upon the fire... He continues to call out to His Children today... “Have ye any Meat.” As we grow in Christ we must be able teachers of the Meat of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Eat Children, Eat ... devour His Word!
Loving you, Pastor