Today you should read: Luke 24:1-12
How exciting would this moment be!? This is the moment that everything hinges on. If Jesus did not come back from the dead, He would have simply been a great prophet. And more significantly, He would not have conquered sin, and we would still be left hopeless.
The emotions that would come out of this moment are insane. Think about it. They went in mourning to visit the tomb and upon arrival it is open and Jesus is gone. Then they see the angels who tell them that Jesus is risen! I wish that I could be in that moment to see the emotional shift that happens as the angels are reminding them of Jesus’ words about that very moment. In response to this news they immediately go to tell the eleven.
Easter is approaching, and this is the very thing that we celebrate. The resurrection of Jesus. The moment that the Son of God conquered sin and death. This is the action that proved without any question that Jesus was indeed Lord.
In the excitement of this news there is something important to point out. Only Peter is excited when he hears the news. The other disciples DID NOT BELIEVE. Yes, the people who were closest with Jesus didn’t believe. Before we get too worked up about this though, how true is this in our own lives. If we truly believed in these truths, we wouldn’t continue to walk in condemnation. We wouldn’t seek the world instead of Jesus, we wouldn’t fail to share the Gospel. When these things are true in our lives we become like the other disciples who did not believe; we seemingly try to discredit all that Jesus has done.
So as we are nearing Easter, would you focus on the truth of what Jesus has done? Would you take time to marvel at the freedom we have in Jesus and thank Him for the miracle that is His Resurrection?
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate