Friday, May 08, 2009

Luke 24:36-53

Two things strike me:
  • Jesus was going out of his way to show and explain the resurrection. He showed them his scars. He ate. The text is deliberate about both and that he did this in front of them.
  • He opened their minds to understand the Scripture. What was this like? Did he wave his hand? Sprinkle pixie dust? Clap twice? Somehow he flipped a switch and they immediately "got it" when they hadn't gotten it before. His life was anchored to the Scriptures.
They didn't believe (surprise, surprise) Jesus on account joy and wonder. If you are ever going to disbelieve Jesus, that would be as good a reason as any.

They were to wait in Jerusalem until they were clothed in power. Even their experience of the resurrection was no substitute for the Holy Spirit.

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