07 Sep Luke 24:37-39

37 But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”   

The disciples had walked with Jesus for three years. They had seen the miracles, and knew what it was like to talk and laugh with Jesus, the very Son of God. His appearance startled and frightened them. The disciples thought they were seeing a ghost. They had no idea what was happening. And their next thought was “This CAN’T be Jesus!” But it was. Look how Jesus showed His grace and compassion to these men. He didn’t make fun of them, but He offered another invitation. He offered to let them look closely at Him. He even offered to let them touch Him! Jesus offers you an invitation, too.