In the Midst


While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” Luke 24:36

Immediately prior to this, Jesus had appeared to them but they didn’t recognize Him at first. Now he came back and stood among them. I am certain those words had a calming effect on the “revved up” disciples. There are rumors and sightings and a lot of buzz about Jesus and his resurrection from the dead, then He appears in the midst of them. Obviously there is much more to those words than this, but for those needing the peace that Jesus brought, it was the right words at the right time.

So, too, in the midst of our strivings and worry over the future and our anxieties, Jesus stands in our midst and says, “peace.” That’s it, peace. It’s really all we need to hear during these frantic times.


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