Easter is a time of remembrance. During my preparation to write this blog, memories from my youth flooded in. I remembered the giant daffodils that lined the driveway by our house, the warmth of the sun as I walked to church and the fresh smell of mud! Back then I didn’t understand the significance of what Jesus had done for me.
Jesus’ followers didn’t understand it at first either. So many questions and doubts flooded their thoughts. Their hearts were heavy with sorrow and disbelief. When the three mourning women went to the tomb to bring burial spices, their questions were intensified. The stone was rolled away, and the tomb was empty!!! What could have happened? Who did this? Where was Jesus’ body? They were frightened by two men in gleaming clothing that added another question; “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here He has risen!” Then they reminded these women of what Jesus told them would happen. “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”
Then they remembered.
When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. On this same day Jesus walked with two other disciples and explained what was said in all the scriptures concerning Himself. Later He appeared to the others who were startled and frightened at His appearing. It wasn’t until He opened their minds that they could understand the significance of His death and resurrection.
Today the Holy Spirit helps us understand all the wonders and mystery in Christ. He paid the price that only He could pay for our freedom from death and our reconciliation with God. Don’t let unbelief rob you of the fullness of Jesus’ gift to you.
As we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus this weekend, may the Holy Spirit empower you to understand all that Jesus has done for you.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Christian Virtual School