The disciples may have lost hope when Jesus was crucified, but then the miraculous happened just as the Lord had promised. He rose up from the grave. I can only imagine the anticipation that the disciples felt when they heard the news. To see their master alive after three days was what they had hoped for.
It is only natural for us to be cautious when the Lord answers our prayers. Since we don’t want to be disappointed, our humanness keeps us grounded in reality. They had watched him when he was crucified, and they even placed his body in a tomb. So, it was only natural for them to have questions about his resurrection. Although the Lord had already prepared them for this event, it required their faith to believe it. Thomas was the only one who insisted on being sure that this was the Christ. He wanted to see the scars and once he was convinced, he believed it.
More people attend church on Easter and Christmas than any other time of the year. Thank you, Lord, for giving us a reason to rejoice. It is a day of celebration and reflection on the great price that Jesus paid for our salvation, and I am still in awe of how much he loves us.
In this week’s Lattereign we explore how Great is the Mystery of Godliness.