36 While they were saying these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 37 They were terrified and afraid. They thought they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you startled? Why are doubts arising in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It’s really me! Touch me and see, for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones like you see I have.” 40 As he said this, he showed them his hands and feet. (Luke 24:36-40, CEB)
Have you ever wondered if you are good enough to be a disciple? I have all the time. I wonder how I can be good enough to be a follower of Jesus. I constantly mess up and I don’t get what Jesus is saying or doing. But then I see these passages.
Here Jesus appears to the disciples after he has been raised from the dead. Now don’t get me wrong all of the disciples saw Jesus get killed. However they also all walked with him for 3 years and heard him talk about how he was going to be killed and then rise from the dead. And they knew him and now they see him in front of them and they are still doubting what they are seeing. This is the most hope filled passage for all of us. If the disciples didn’t get it, we are ok not to get it too.
There is hope that we are still loved. God truly loves us all regardless of how bad we mess it up or get it wrong.
Know you are loved. So share love.
Loving People. Loving God.