What "takeaway" did you receive this Easter? Jesus spoke directly in to the lives of His disciples on Resurrection Sunday, and speaks to us as well. The thing that resonates with me is how He greeted His friends after He arose from the dead. He didn't go in to a great sermon or an explanation about what happened. He simply said, Peace.
We tend to miss this in our studies. We spend time on other details. We grin at Thomas' reaction of Jesus showing up just after he had said he wouldn't believe unless he touched Christ's wounds.
I'm sure Jesus was pleased that His doubting friend fell to his knees proclaiming Jesus Lord. Jesus said it was greater to believe and to have not seen. The writer of Hebrews teaches on this same aspect of faith. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. - Hebrews 11:1
What do you have faith or hope in? Is it seen or not seen?
Jesus said those with "blind faith" in Him are blessed. They will receive His peace.
If someone ever ask you to show them the evidence of Christ tell them to look at your believing heart. Allow His peace and light to shine in your life - the darkness will lose every time.
Thank you Jesus for your peace that I cannot comprehend, but humbly accept. Amen?