One year, shortly after Easter, I heard a passage from Luke in church. Three days later, it dawned on me that Jesus was eating.
That seems very un-unique as an insight; Jesus ate with people all the time, and as long as we exist with books or the internet as part of our lives, we likely have Da Vinci’s depiction of the Last Supper etched in our minds.
Jesus ate. Son of God, Son of Man, ate for 33 years on this earth…
plus 40 days.
What dawned on me after that Luke reading was that the Resurrected Jesus was eating.
Jesus walked around after the Resurrection. He had conversations in the garden by the tomb and along the road to Emmaus. He called the disciples out from their boats once again and invited them to dinner. He taught. He prayed. He held Thomas’s hand to His side.
He wasn’t less God or less Man these forty days than He was on Christmas morn. This was mind-blowing to me and this insight settled in my heart like this –
If Jesus ate after his Resurrection, and loved on his disciples, and preached the good news, then even though I can’t see Him in front of my face, this same Resurrection God lives and works in my life every day.
He eats with me.
He teaches me.
He prays with me.
He holds my hands and wipes my tears.
The Resurrection is so powerful. It means God’s presence and life in our days.
I want God’s presence and life! He is Living Water for my thirsty soul.
Let’s discover our Resurrection God together where He is always, always found – in His Word.
In My Redeemer Lives, we’ll talk about resurrections throughout Scripture, but we’ll also talk about what God’s doing now, what God is resurrecting now, in our lives. We’ll talk about words, and what they mean, where they point us, and what promises His Word gives.
What words do you think of when you think of the word resurrection? Share with us in the comments!
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Jesus ate. Jesus eats with us each day.
And because my Redeemer lives, there will be a day when we share a Feast with Him that we can’t even begin to imagine.
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