Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they didn’t see Him.” He said to them, “How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken! Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?” Luke 24:24-26 HCSB
The disciples knew that the tomb was empty but failed to realize that Jesus was alive. Despite the testimonies of the women, other disciples, and all of the biblical prophecies, they still did not believe that Jesus was alive. They did not understand that Jesus had to die. That was His path to glory that would provide the permanent deliverance of all of God’s children for eternity.
Jesus called them unwise and slow. After 2000 years we still have people who are confronted with the facts and truth of the Good News and resurrection of Jesus Christ but they choose not to believe. The two disciples in this story could not understand why Jesus had to die and wondered why God did not intervene and save Him from the cross. It was not until they personally encountered Jesus that they believed.
Challenge: We not only have the Old Testament stories and prophecies, we also have New Testament stories about Jesus that provide a detailed view describing how He rose from the dead. We can benefit from testimonies of the early Christians, yet people still choose to reject Jesus and His gift of forgiveness and eternal life. Don’t be foolish – believe that Jesus is the Son of God who came to die for your sins. Share the Good News of Jesus with someone today.