Do You Know What You Are Looking For?

After Jesus' resurrection, He visited a number of people.  Paul speaks of nearly 500 eye witnesses.  Luke talks about the two disciples (not of the eleven) who were walking to Emmaus.  There are accounts of Jesus confronting Thomas' doubt, the restoration of Peter and more.  But there is a theme that occurs in the beginning that you need to pay attention to.

The disciples and followers of Jesus were not expecting a resurrection, therefore, they were not looking for Jesus.  Mary and the women at the tomb were shocked to see Jesus.  Peter and John ran to the tomb because they couldn't believe that He was alive.  The two disciples on the road to Emmaus were shocked to discover that Jesus was sharing a meal with them.

Luke 24: 39 - 43 a 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.

What are you looking for today?  Can you see Jesus in your life today?  Look around you.  Think about it.  Jesus has been there the whole time.  He never left you but He has been waiting for you to ask Him into your life.

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Many people are looking for money, love, joy and hope today.  This evening they will lament that another day has passed.  Don't waste another day.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, let me see you today.  AMEN


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