They’d seen their leader arrested. Watched him be tried. Saw him nailed to a cross. Heard his final cries. Witnessed his death.
Disillusioned, they waited. He’d said he’d never leave them or forsake them. But they were left behind.
Until Sunday morning, when Mary Magdalene, the other Mary and Joanna went to anoint his body for burial. They found the sealed tomb open.
Where had the soldiers taken their Lord?
“Why do you seek the living among the dead?” Two men robed in splendor stood before them. “Go. Tell his disciples. He has risen just as he said he would.”
Would you have been shaken? Would you have believed what your eyes told you? After his death and his resurrection he was seen by more than five hundred witnesses, many of them watching as he ascended into heaven.
The first four books of the New Testament were written by men who had lived with Jesus, had attended his crucifixion, watched him die, and spoke with him after he rose again. Those books are the most accurate historical account of an event in the history of man.
Yet people scoff. Don’t believe. Find flaws in the account.
Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”
Have you done that? What’s keeping you? The truth is right before your eyes.
Wishing you a joyous Easter.