To describe life as bleak and gloomy would have been an understatement. For the followers of Jesus the future seemed completely hopeless. Their Master had been put to death.
Then the Bible states: “On the evening of the first day of the week Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you'” (John 20:19). What the disciples needed more than anything was reassurance and peace of mind and heart.
To that greeting Jesus added a significant gesture: He showed them His hands and side, the hands that had been wounded by the nails at His crucifixion, the side that had been pierced by the spear of the Roman soldier. The gesture was a sign of identification, but it also carries another message. It speaks about the basis, the foundation upon which the peace of Jesus is built, the peace which He offers to His followers…
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