Then, the same day at evening being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. – John 20:19-20 NKJV
The disciples must have felt scared when they thought that Jesus was dead, and He appeared to them, risen. Immediately He told them to be at peace.
Jesus brings us peace no matter how unsettled we may feel.
He even showed them His hands and side. Even though the disciples knew Jesus well and knew His voice, He still showed them evidence that He was alive again.
What a miracle it is for us to interact with Jesus! He shows us what we need to see to believe. Amen.
May the love of Jesus be with you this Valentine’s Day!