LUKE 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet.
When Jesus first appeared to the disciples
after His resurrection, they were frightened troubled at the sight of Him.
They thought Him to be a Spirit or a Ghost. But Christ rose bodily
from the grave. He overcame death so we need not fear it! He bade them to
look at His hands and His feet and to handle Him. You cannot touch
a ghost. Jesus Christ was made in the flesh but He was God. You
cannot kill God. Satan thought he had finally won the war against
heaven by killing God's representative, His only Son. He should have know
II Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
Though we have trouble on every side yet we are not distressed. Though our troubles perplex us and we don't know what to do yet we are not in despair. Though the people of the world do not understand us and persecute us yet they cannot destroy us because God will not forsake us. We must bear the death of Christ in our bodies so that we can make manifest His resurrected life in our bodies. Through us, He lives! So when trials come and problems arise, don't be troubled, Christ is alive and living in you and He will take you through all your difficulties if you will keep your eyes on Him!
BECAUSE HE LIVES!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,