“The he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. reach out your hand and put it my side. Do not doubt but believe.” -John 20:27
It just so physical. So different from where we are right now, connecting with people via screens, behind masks, at least six feet apart. But Thomas traces Jesus’ scars with his finger, feeling the places where nails and spear pierced the Lord’s skin. Now those spots are warm with life. The whole thing is affirming of physical life and the physical connection. If there’s anything that’s become clear these past several weeks, it’s that we need to be in touch(literally) with each other. We need hugs and handshakes and pats on the back. We need each other’s physical presence and closeness. We are made to be in contact with one another. We believe in resurrection of the body, not just a spiritual life after death, but a physical one. Jesus’ resurrection reminds us that God cares about our physical lives. God will restore us to life again, where we can see and touch and love as we were meant to. We are more than just spiritual beings, we are physical ones as well.