Everybody thought it was over, but it wasn’t.
Imagine yourself in Palestine around A.D. 33. Would you have been surprised? Would you have been frightened? Relieved? Looking over your shoulder, wondering who was your enemy and who wasn’t?
Would life ever again be the same as before?
If you were the powers-that-be, you’d be forking over big bucks in a cover-up (Matthew 28:11-15).
If you were a woman transformed by forgiveness, you’d be telling everyone you saw Him and they’d think you were crazy (Mark 16:10, 11).
If you were hurrying out of town and met an interesting stranger on the way, your expectation of what should happen would cloud your eyes to what did happen (Luke 24:13-29).
If you were a man who said, “I’ll believe it when I see it,” you’d be on your face saying, “Oh, my God” (John 20:26-29).
So who are you? Here, now, two millennia later.
Will your life ever again be the same as before because He lives?