After the resurrection of Jesus Christ, many people wonder about the meal that He ate. The Bible doesn’t give us a detailed account of what Jesus ate after His resurrection, but we can infer some things based on what Scripture tells us.
The Empty Tomb
When Mary Magdalene and the other women went to the tomb on Sunday morning, they found it empty. The angel who appeared to them said, “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said” (Matthew 28:6). This was the first indication that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead.
Appearances of Jesus
After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to many people over a period of forty days (Acts 1:3). He appeared to Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18), two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), and to His disciples in a locked room (John 20:19-23).
Breaking Bread with Disciples
One of the most significant post-resurrection appearances of Jesus was when He broke bread with two disciples on their way to Emmaus. Luke 24:30-31 says, “When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.”
This meal is significant because it shows that even after His resurrection, Jesus still had a human body and could eat food. It also shows that breaking bread together was an important part of fellowship in early Christianity.
The Fish Breakfast
Another significant meal in the post-resurrection accounts is when Jesus appeared to His disciples while they were fishing on the Sea of Galilee. John 21:9-14 says that when they came ashore, “they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.” Jesus told them to bring some of the fish they had caught, and He cooked breakfast for them.
This meal is significant because it shows that Jesus was not a ghost or a spirit but had a physical body that could eat food. It also shows His love for His disciples, as He took the time to cook breakfast for them.
In conclusion, we don’t know exactly what Jesus ate after His resurrection, but we do know that He had a physical body that could eat food. The meals that are mentioned in Scripture show us that breaking bread together was an important part of fellowship in early Christianity. They also show us Jesus’ love for His disciples and His desire to spend time with them.