Something intresting to think about. What happened on the day after the Resurrection?
It's now been 24 hours since Jesus came back to life. If you're keeping track, Jesus only made five appearances his first day back:
- To Mary Magdalene (given a message to the disciples)
- To the other women who come to the tomb (intending to complete the burial preparation of His body)
- To two disciples on the Road to Emmaus
- To Simon Peter (nowhere recorded, but alluded to in Luke 24:33 and 1 Corinthians 1:5)
- To the astonished disciples [Thomas is absent]
If you're John, and you saw Jesus die before your eyes, you wake up this morning with a renewed hope. Everything is different now. Everything that Jesus said, even though there may have been doubts before, is absolutely true now, and he's living and walking around proves it.
The Son of God defeated even death yesterday. And for that, there's hope for all of us.