From a Creighton Student's Perspective
April 12, 2012
Junior, Theology and Social Work Double Major, Spanish Minor
But now, your neighbors are all excited. They come and tell you that this dead man Jesus is no longer dead, but had walked all seven miles with them from Jerusalem and had come in to eat dinner with them at the end of their journey. Then, after answering so many of their questions, he mysteriously vanished! Before they can finish telling their crazy tale, though, Jesus himself unexpectedly speaks up from within your group and wishes you peace. Say whaaat?! Clearly, about a million questions would run through your mind and you might pinch yourself to be sure you’re not dreaming.
The thing is, what Jesus does here in this story is actually pretty typical of what he still does today in our own 21st century lives. Doesn’t Jesus show up all the time in our lives? We just don’t always expect him to come or expect him to come when and how he does. Maybe prayer today was just awesome, maybe a conversation with a friend was just what you needed, maybe you were finally able to take a little time for yourself to just be. Jesus reveals himself to us daily in all of those places and more. And the beauty of his glorified coming, both in the 1st and 21st century, is that he always comes to give us a bit more clarity in wishing us peace, leaving us witnesses to his presence.
Keep your eyes open: Jesus is coming today.
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