Imagine the huge range of emotions that were running through the minds of the disciples, the day Jesus rose from the grave. First the huge disappointment, grief, feelings of betrayal, fear, distress and discouragement.
All these emotions were suddenly changed at the discovery of the empty tomb. Now they are shocked, disbelieving, hopeful, bewildered and amazed.
At the glimpse of their resurrected Saviour however there is now joy, love, thankfulness, amazement, excitement, laughter and renewed hope.
In our life we will experience many of the same emotions in our Christian walk. But wouldn't be great if our feelings towards Jesus were always just like those early disciples when they too realised that Jesus had rescued everyone their sins, and knew—He is alive!
Senior Pastor at Eternity Church.