Freed from prison they went back to the place of their arrest. This message was too important to be ignored for safety sake. The people must hear and know; life must be spoken to them.
“… Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:3-5
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” John 6:63
The words the disciples spoke did not fit the earthly language, but confronted the words of the world.
The words the world speaks fiercely resist the Spirit of Truth. The flesh proudly declares that we are our own source of life and that anything else is foolishness.
“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
1 Corinthians 1:18
The words and death of Jesus draw us into a mystery that cannot be understood; it can only be believed and lived.
The people came to the temple looking for a connection with God through their rituals and feasts. That was all they knew.
In the temple they found the disciples, teaching about the Kingdom, challenging the status quo, and confirming their words with healing and deliverance.
We too are a temple, and we speak the language of the one who lives in us.
"Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?"
1 Corinthians 3:16
If the world is not challenged, but is comfortable with us, whose language are we speaking?