not seeing is believing


devotional post # 2083

Luke 24:1-12

Luk 24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, having taken the spices they had prepared.
Luk 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
Luk 24:3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
Luk 24:4 While they were confused about this, notice, two men stood by them in bright clothing.
Luk 24:5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Luk 24:6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,
Luk 24:7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
Luk 24:8 And they remembered his words,
Luk 24:9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
Luk 24:10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles,
Luk 24:11 but these words seemed to them a curious story, and they did not believe them.
Luk 24:12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home amazed at what had happened.

not seeing is believing

There were two trips to the graveyard that Sunday morning, and both of them were life-changing. The delegation of women dropped their burial spices, and fell to the ground when they saw two men in bright clothing. But it was what the men said that was most significant. They reminded the ladies what Jesus had taught concerning his crucifixion, death and resurrection.

Peter could not believe it either, but not seeing was believing for him. He saw Jesus’ discarded clothing in the empty tomp.

LORD, wake us all up to the reality of your resurrection and the difference it now makes forever.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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