Last weekend, believers around the world reflected on the death and burial of Jesus Christ. Sunday we celebrated His resurrection. From church, many went home to a large lunch or dinner and enjoyed time with family. What did the disciples do? They sought the resurrected Christ.
The empty tomb
Christ’s disappearance dumbfounded the disciples. Peter ran to the tomb to see for himself that Christ’s body was gone. The empty tomb perplexed Peter.
When I re-read the account in Luke 24, I wonder why Peter raced out of the upper room while others considered the women’s account nonsense. If I were Peter and my last acts before Christ’s trial and death had been betrayal and lies, I think I would have run there, too. I would have wanted to see for myself. I would have wanted to apologize for my betrayal and reconcile with my beloved Jesus.
The disciples on the road to Emmaus saw Jesus and didn’t recognize Him until he broke bread and gave it to them. Even as He explained scriptures from the beginning of what we know as the Old Testament, they were oblivious to their encounter with Jesus? Or were they?
We read that their eyes were opened and they commented to each other that their hearts burned within them as He spoke. Does our hearts burn within us as we read God’s Word or as we pray? God speaks to us and actively works around us. Do we see the risen Savior? Do others see Him in us?
Encounter the Resurrected Christ
We cannot allow the celebration of Christ’s resurrection to end on Easter Sunday. Christ our Redeemer must live in us and through us and be visible every day.
Proven Ministries strives to teach and restore sexual integrity to the Bride of Christ. Regardless of the sin in our lives, we serve a risen Savior who loves us and died to reconcile us to God the Father. God loves with a love that never leaves.
Let’s live as believers saved by grace, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and dearly loved as children of God.
By Joanna VanDeWater