Throughout this mysterious day, Jesus appeared to Mary, the other women, Peter, and the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Now at the end of the day, they all gathered to deliberate about what was happening. The stories were too coincidental to be ignored.
Suddenly, Jesus appeared in the room and stood among them. “Peace be with you!” Despite the four appearances, the exposition of Scripture, the empty tomb, and the fact that Jesus had told them about all that would take place, they still doubted and assumed they were seeing a ghost. “Why are you troubled? Why do doubts arise in your hearts?” Jesus asked them.
Sin causes us to doubt and be troubled. It feeds on our perception and misguides our meditations until we convince ourselves that what we know is untrue. But God was pleased to rescue them from their doubt. He came to satisfy their wandering hearts.
He extended His hands, revealed His feet and side, and assured them He was the One crucified just three days ago. Then, to prove He was no ghost, He sat and ate with them. It was real food eaten by a real Jesus.
When the night came to a close, the disciples rejoiced in their renewed hope in Christ. They were satisfied in assurance. Later, Jesus taught them a lesson on faith in God’s Word. He said, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Salvation comes to those who believe the testimony of Scripture. They are blessed because God has granted them faith to believe. Do you believe what the Lord has said? Do you believe Christ paid the death penalty for your sin and resurrected to prove His sufficient power to save you? Trust the testimony of God’s Word and be satisfied.