On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. John 20:19-20
Jesus appeared to the disciples that they might more fully understand what had happened and why. It was necessary for those who knew Him in human form to see Him risen in human form to complete the lesson. From this time on it would be their task to share the Good News and teach a new generation of believers.
Through them, Jesus has given us the same task to accomplish – to make disciples of all the world. We may not have been blessed to see Jesus while He lived on earth, but our call is identical to those He called in years past, to teach others of His love and the plan God has for us.
What are we doing to be better disciples and to help others know His story? We need the strength of fellowship, the knowledge Scripture provides and the power of daily prayer to connect with God. Our spiritual practices help us to be there for others when they are in need.
Loving Lord, now the work of Easter begins. Help us to be the messengers of Your truth, sharing the love and light Christ brought us with all the world. Amen.