I wish I could have been there when Jesus fed the 5000. I can only imagine how it happened. Did the bread grow out and the fish enlarge? Maybe He broke the bread and fish into 12 pieces each, then give each disciple one piece each and then as they give the pieces to a person, there was still some there.
I have always wished I could have been there when he spit in the blind man’s eye. Did he neatly let the saliva drip from his tongue and politely wipe it on the guy’s eye? Or maybe he reared back like a tobacco-chewing Okie and let ‘er fly. Either way, the blind man received his sight.
I wish I could have seen him with the children. I think he probably rough-housed with them. Maybe he got down on all fours and let them ride his back like a horse. Maybe he drew pictures and wrote words in the dirt with them like he did with the Pharisees.
I wish I could have been there when Jesus rose from the grave. Just exactly how did he get the stone rolled back? Did he speak a word to it and it rolled by itself? Or did He touch it with his little pinkie and the sheer force of His touch propelled it back?
What about the time he suddenly appeared to the disciples in the room without coming through the door? Did he stick one hand through the wall first, then his shoulder, then his body? Or did He suddenly appear whole in a flash of light? Maybe he slid through like smoke.
But how exciting would it have been to be standing with the 500 disciples on the mountain, talking to Him, hearing His voice, and all of a sudden He started to rise up in the air. Evidently He rose very slowly. It must have taken a while for him to get up so high the people couldn’t see Him anymore.
“And while they were gazing intently into heaven as He went, behold two men [dressed] in white robes suddenly stood beside them, who said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus, Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in [just] the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:10-11 Amplified Bible.
I may not have been there and seen all that happened during Jesus’ time on earth, but one day I will see Him return–not another Jesus, not another Messiah, not Mohammed, not Buddha, not Sun Yong Moon, not someone claiming to be Jesus.
Yes, this same Jesus is going to appear in the clouds just like He left.