Saturday, April 19, 2014
Jesus is risen!
Christ is risen and death is swallowed up in his victory. Its sting is gone, united in his death we are destined for resurrection. He was raised bodily. Touch and see where I was wounded he said to Thomas. Jesus took the time to go through all of the Hebrew Scriptures explaining the promises of his coming, life, death and resurrection.
"Oh foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?
Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, he explained to them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures. Luke 24: 2526)
In another appearance Jesus turned his disciples eyes back to the holy word:
Now he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about me in the Law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled."
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures and he said to them: "Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Luke 24:44-48)