While I was meditating today, I found myself seeking more knowledge of Christ. I wanted to expand on the appreciaton of the beauty of him as much as possible and I ended up meditating on the resurrection which I wish to share with you now.
I realized how great faith his disciples must have had! This was the first thing that came to mind was how difficult it must have been to trust Jesus that he was going to resurrect himself from the dead! Imagine you were in their situation and Jesus told you before his death, that he was going to die and in three days he was going to raise from the dead. Firstly, we need to understand that something of that magnitude has never happened in the history of the earth and to this day it hasn’t happened again. The disciples were placed in a situation where they had to trust Jesus, who were still fresh in the faith, who they gave up their lives for, that he would do something that has never happened. It just amazes me at the difficulty of that situation and I admire them so much for staying together during that time. Now, the question arises, how was this actually possible? Both of Jesus and the disciples?
The answer is extremely simple and that answer is love. You will notice that many of the blog posts I do are oriented around love because that is the essence of our faith. So for Jesus’ resurrection, it was an act done out of pure love, not only for giving us eternal life after letting our old sinful self be crucified so we can resurrect into pure beings of God, but also for coming back to those who served him during his time on earth. How happy would you be if a loved one that you watched die with your own eyes came back to you in the flesh? Think of the feelings that would be running through you, the shock, the happiness, the loss of words, these are the feelings the disciples felt when they saw Jesus for the first time after his death and resurrection. Ah! now we can see the pure love the disciples had for their master. Not only did they give everything up, but they had faith and waited for him until he did what he told them he would do. Beautiful beyond belief! I always love seeing pure love in action and I love the feelings it inspires!
My friends, find time to share the love that Christ has for us with all those around you. Not just friends and family, but those who are really in need and you, being a good christian, help them since that’s where we shine! Through Christ’s resurrection we have been given eternal life so don’t worry about yourself, but worry about those who live without him.
Have a wonderful day friends!