Devotional – John 20

20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

Jesus had been resurrected from the dead and he revealed his resurrected body to the disciples before he ascended into heaven to sit at the right-hand of the Father. The peculiar thing about Christ’s resurrected body, his perfect body, was it retained the scars of his crucifixion. This is what he should to the disciples as proof that it was indeed him, the one who had risen from the dead. However, those scars did not disappear when Jesus went to heaved. He still retains those scars and will do so for all eternity. Those scars will forever be a reminder of what Christ did to save us. That’s why in Revelation 5 the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders sing: “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” And that’s why the great multitudes who are there before the throne will say: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” Forever we will see the sacrifice he made, forever we will see the cause of our salvation in his hands and feet and side, and forever we will sing of the glory of our God who by his mercy and grace has saved us. Forever and ever and ever, AMEN!!

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