Though the doors of the house where the disciples had met
were locked for fear of the people,
Jesus came and stood among them and said,
“Peace be with you.”
After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The Damaged One emerges from trauma
His wounds, his brokenness, evidence
of what such peace endures.
Through doors of pain, walls of despair,
he comes with peace.
he comes through.
Gavestone, locked door, unbelief
do not keep him from you.
The wounds still gape. The room is fraught—
but he is not.
Now and yet to come, he’s here.
Now your pain can breathe.
April 8, 2021