Do You Believe?

But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. When he stooped to look in, he saw only the linen cloths. So He went home, amazed at what had happened. Luke 24:11-12 HCSB

My wife and I had the privilege of going to a viewing of the movie “The Easter Experience.” The movie walks one through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It blends a dramatic presentation with Kyle Idleman narrating and telling the story. It is a powerful movie that ends with presenting how the resurrection is so foundational to the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, Jesus would have been no more than a great teacher and prophet. But the resurrection proves that Jesus was who He said he was, the Son of God, therefore you can trust what He said and what He promised about the future.

These two verses in Luke reflect the natural human feelings one might have toward the resurrection of Jesus. First, there is unbelief and speculation if it could possibly be true. Secondly, human nature spurs one to check out the facts and determine what is true. Thirdly, when one personally encounters the risen Jesus Christ, there is a change in life and behavior.

Challenge: Believe in the resurrection. Believe in the power of God and His promises you will find in His Word. Believe in the Word of God and that all things are possible. Believe in the promises that Jesus made. Know that God is in control and you do not need to worry.

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