“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?” Luke 24:5 NLT
So I read the verse above this morning and it hit me: this is my favorite Easter verse.
Okay, weird, I know. It should be the following verse: “He is not here! He is risen from the dead!” And yes, while that verse makes me want to stand up and shout, the previous verse really speaks to me.
If you read my first blog post, you know I have a lot of trust issues. (Ha!) And these words, spoken by “two men…clothed in dazzling robes,” show me that I’m not the only one. I mean, those women at the tomb did, too!
Not to say they didn’t believe in Jesus, or even believe that He would rise again…but they were actually looking for a live person in a graveyard. Really.
Are we so different?
We could all say that we would have believed Jesus’ words when he told everyone he would rise again. On the third day. I mean, we can count to three, right?
But we have the benefit of hindsight, which we all know is 20/20.
So maybe those women wanted to believe, wanted to hope, that their Savior was no longer dead. Maybe they wanted to believe all the promises He’d made were true. But maybe they just needed to see it for themselves.
Without faith, we cannot please God – I know that. But I also know God gives us grace for those moments when we need to see it for ourselves.
I’ve heard it said that it’s hard to trust someone that we haven’t seen to be trustworthy. So let’s all ask God together to show us He can be trusted.
He will ALWAYS show us how trustworthy He really is.
Easter proves that.