Out of Breath

John 20:19-23
Our story tonight finds our heroes behind locked doors shaking in fear.  Jesus was crucified that Friday and the disciples were distraught.  They had the wind knocked out of them.  They were shocked and confused and didn’t know where to go or what to do.  Jesus was their life for the last 3 years and now He was gone.  In the midst of their greatest fears, while feeling like failures for not standing with Jesus in His time of trial, Jesus comes to them.  He comes not with condemnation but with life and peace.  Because Jesus is alive, in a very tangible way you can be filled with life and peace with a renewed purpose.  Jesus doesn’t just say, “Peace be with you,” but he also blows the breath of life into his disciples.