When things get tough, people tend to hide away from reality.  The disciples did that very thing after Jesus died, locking themselves into the upper room.  Why did they do this?  Were they afraid of retaliation?  Did they experience a loss of faith after their leader died?  Did they feel abandoned by him?  Probably all three things, if truth be told.  But they also experienced something wonderful.  Jesus came to THEM.  They didn’t have to go searching for him.  He came to them when they needed him the most, and he comforted them when they were at their most afraid.  And he will do the same for us today.

Based on Psalm 16 and John 20:19-31.