Still Wondering from Joseph Taber on Vimeo.
36While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and through that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42Thy gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate in their presence.
We're gathered with the disciples behind closed doors. We've heard story after story about our crucified Lord. The women have told us that the tomb is empty, but it was easy enough to write that report of as an idle tale, but then more and more of us have experiences that back up what the women have told us, Jesus has appeared to many of our fellow disciples. We find ourselves wondering if he's some disembodied spirit, or maybe a comforting vision.
Therefore, as the church of Jesus Christ, expressed as the people who are the Presbyterian Church of Lowell, we are witnesses of these things. Christ is Lord of heaven and earth! How can we keep from singing?