“It is I myself.”
Doubts and fears has to leave at this assurance from Jesus, “It is I myself (Luke 24:39).”
There is no dark room which cannot be set ablaze with light at this assurance from him, “It is I myself.”
He says this to remind you and me that he is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He who welcomed people to come to him during his life on earth is now inviting the disciples saying, “Touch me and see.”
He is still having the same human body with flesh and bones. The nailprints are still there. He died for you. How then can you think that he will forget you when those nailprints will always remind him of his sacrifice for you?
Again, you should be surprised at his question. “Do you have anything here to eat?” He eats in their presence the broiled fish they gave to him. What a homely picture of our risen Lord. He is near to you humble and gentle at heart.
But beyond all this the risen Jesus with a resurrection body is how each one of us who believe in him shall be. We will be like him one day (1 John 1:3). We shall bear his likeness (1 Cor. 15:49). We will be changed (1 Cor. 15:52z).
Therefore listen to what Jesus is saying to you in your troubled situation today, “It is I myself.” His ability to sympathize with you and be very down to earth with you has not changed with the resurrection. So be encouraged. Place your confidence in him now when he says, “It is I myself!”
From life experience we know how far people can hold on to their promises. We can’t blame them—some never change their words at all, at its best. Yet, things outside their control can go wrong. But here is One who is reminding us that He is the same yesterday, today and will be, forever.