We've seen them in the movies for sure. Medieval people swore they saw them walking around at night. Every Halloween they appear in various forms at parties and for Trick-or-Treating. There are groups of people who actually believe that they are vampires, and drink each other's blood. We have seen them. They are real. We believe.
Jesus was crucified. That is a fact. He was guilty of no crime. Also a fact. And He rose from the dead. Fact. Not fiction. Not myth or folklore. Fact. He was seen.
Many people saw Jesus after his death, the first being Mary Magdalene. He spoke to her and asked her why she was crying. They conversed. Fact.
He was seen by fishermen, and regular people. The Bible says He was seen by "the masses" detailing out multiple sightings of every day people, and once at a gathering of over 500. Fact.
He appeared to the disciples multiple times, once behind a locked door. They were afraid for their own lives and feared persecution after Christ's death. Thomas, nicknamed Doubting Thomas said "I will believe it when I see Him and can put my hand in His wounds." So Jesus went to him and said "here I am. Put your finger in my wounds." Fact.
Yet still the masses do not believe. Myth, legend and lore, like vampires are more believable to some, than the One who rose from the dead - and proved it! Many, many people saw him. He spoke to them, touched them, encouraged and comforted them.
He told them "You believe because you have seen. Blessed are those who have not seen and still believe."
I believe. Do you?
Until next time:
Peace to you and yours,
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