Posted by: jakinnan | August 30, 2012

Jesus Has a Body

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” . . . When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread . . . Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:4-12)

Now think about this for a minute. You’re the Son of God. You’ve just accomplished the greatest work of your life, the stunning rescue of mankind. You rose from the dead. What would you do next? Have a cookout with a few friends? It seems so unspiritual, soordinary. Do you see that eternal life does not become something totally “other,” but rather that life goes on- only as it should be?

Jesus did not vanish into a mystical spirituality, becoming one with the cosmic vibration. Jesus has a body, and it’s his body. His wounds have been healed, but the scars remain-not gruesome, but lovely, a remembrance of all he did for us. His friends recognize him. They share a bite to eat. This is our future as well- our lives will be healed and we shall go on, never to taste death again.

-John Eldredge, Desire 118

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