June 6, 2022

Joel Hernandez
"He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms." Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, "This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things."
Luke 24:44-48

These are Jesus’ words spoken to the disciples after He had risen from the dead and was on Earth before ascending into Heaven. Can you imagine the state that the disciples were in? They just witnessed Christ being mocked, beaten, crucified, then laid in a tomb only to be risen and alive again.

I can imagine the disciples would have had so many questions stirring in their minds about the events that just took place. Jesus speaks into the confusion, the questions, the potential doubting and confirms what took place and why it needed to. Then, in His kindness and grace, He opens their minds to be able to understand the things that have been written in order for them to move forward without hesitation or confusion.

We have the same gift, to have the Word that continually points us to who God is, what He has done for us, and what we are to do with the new life we have been given. Through our salvation and relationship with Jesus, we too are witnesses to God’s goodness and sacrificial love for us.