Expecting grace, are you? Are you looking for it so that when it comes you will recognize it and embrace it? The disciples were not looking for Jesus after his death. That’s why Mary Magdalene did not see Him though he was right in front of her in the garden. That’s why the Emmaus disciples did not recognize Him along their path home.
He really hadn’t changed much, I think. After the resurrection, nothing in the resurrection gospels speak of luminosity. He probably looked the same. He just wasn’t apparent to the disciples at first. They should have checked out his hands and feet.
Like Thomas, two thousand years later, we may not touch his hands or feet or trace where the spear entered his side. We may not see Him, feel His presence or touch Him. But, His grace is present, His amazing grace. We should expect it. Then, we get it.
Part of having Faith is being ready to receive grace when it comes. Freely given, faith can slip away unless the recipient grabs for it.
I want to meet Jesus in whomsoever I see today. To recognize him when he comes is crucial.