He showed them his hands and his side. - John 20:20 RSV
Just as there are various sides to each of us, our Lord Jesus displayed different sides while living here on earth.
There was the side of Him that:
Reached out to others (John 4:7)
Gathered with his disciples (John 6:3)
Cried (John 11:35)
Displayed righteous anger (John 2:16)
Craved solitude and prayer (Mark 1:35)
And most important of all -
The Side that took the soldier's spear. (John 19:34)
Thank you, Saviour, for the blood and water that poured out from your side, culminating your earthly work.
Guide us and prevent our getting sidetracked as we follow you.