Here are five observations about what happened when the risen Christ appeared to the freaked out disciples, as recorded in John 20:19-31.
I love rain, but I hate cloudy days. Yet, God appeared in a cloud. Is that because God is made visible in the gray, when life is a headache? Maybe in our moments of discomfort, of uncertainty and doubt, of walking in the wilderness – that is when we see, when the God who is always near us is made visible, a shape rising in the opacity of our monochromatic situations.