It might be simple, but it’s not that easy

“Why are you frightened?” he asked. “Why are your hearts filled with doubt?” Luke 24:38

The resurrected Jesus showed the disciples His hands and feet. He ate to prove He wasn’t the ghost they feared. He went over what He had taught them before His crucifixion. After all that, they didn’t quite get it, so He “opened their minds” so they could understand scripture. Then He promised to send the Holy Spirit to help them figure out where to go from there, and to help them not be afraid to go there. It might be simple but it must not be that easy if Jesus had to spell it out like that for His best friends who had already followed  Him around in person for three years. We are a needy bunch.

Lord, help me get past my doubting, fearful self.