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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
Luke 24:30, 31
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their site.
This story takes place after Jesus had joined two friends on the Road to Emmaus following His resurrection. His friends didn’t recognize Him. He didn’t give away His identity, but joined them for dinner that night. As they were seated at the dinner table, He broke the bread and the Bible says their eyes were opened and they recognized who He was. Could it be that they saw His wounds?
It’s almost impossible to find a job these days if you don’t have good references. More importantly, they’ll want to know … “Do you have any experience?” The problem is how do you get experience if you don’t have a job? In the “Arena of Life,” one’s experience is usually measured in the number of wounds received and how well the individual has navigated through life, amidst the wounds. If your wounds have propelled you to a higher dimension of capacity, those around you will take note. It’s as if you’ve passed a test that makes you eligible for greater opportunities. On the other hand, if a person’s wounds have buried them emotionally, people offer their condolences and move on. When these “Friends of Jesus” saw His wounds, their first thought must’ve been … “We have a Savior!” The point is … either way … “Your Wounds Are Your ID.”
Today I ask that the marks or “wounds” I have borne for You would be an indication to those around me that I belong to You! Amen