Luke 24:35-43 (NKJ V) 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread. 36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” 40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 43 And He took it and ate in their presence.
The disciples who met up with the resurrected Christ on the road to Emmaus, did not recognize Jesus, it was not until at the dinner table when Jesus “… took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight” (Luke 24:30-31 NKJV). And as late as it was, they hurried back to Jerusalem with the wonderful news. They “… found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,” (Luke 24:33 NKJV). But before they could share their joyful news, the apostles jubilantly announced that the Lord Jesus Christ had really risen and He appeared to Simon Peter. Jesus appeared to Peter privately because Peter needed to be restored. Peter’s restoration was a personal and private matter between Peter and his Lord Jesus Christ. Then the disciples from Emmaus said, “Yes, we know it to be true, because Jesus walked with us, came into our home, and He revealed Himself to us in the breaking of bread.” Then Jesus Himself stood in their presence, and they were seized with panic, thinking they were seeing a ghost. “And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have”” (Luke 24:38-39 NKJV). The resurrection body of the Lord Jesus Christ was a literal, tangible body of flesh and bones. It was the same body which was buried, but it was changed in that it is no longer subject to death. And with this glorified body, Jesus could walk through walls. This is what Jesus did and the disciples were afraid. So, Jesus says to them, “Peace to you” (Luke 24:36 NKJV). Only when Jesus showed them His nailed scared hands and His feet did they begin to understand. But even then, they wondered how could this be. And so, to further calm their fears and doubts, Jesus ate with them. My friend, what would it take for you to believe in the resurrected Christ?
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.