Take Another Look – DAY 28

HOW MUCH PROOF DO YOU NEED?
BY JOHN McMARTIN
‘When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either. Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.’ (Mark 16:11–14 NIV)

We all know there are storytellers and exaggerators that make it hard sometimes to know what is truth and what is not. Jesus, who would have been aware of this, appeared to different individuals after His resurrection. Some did not disclose His identity immediately; others knew who He was at once.

It was when Jesus was with the eleven disciples that He rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart for not believing that He had risen after receiving so many reports from credible people who had encountered HIm.

How much proof do we need?

We believe that He died, but do we really believe He lives? If He died, we have memory of what He was and did. If He lives, we have a future relationship and we have the opportunity to live a full and complete life.

Believing in the resurrection life means we have so much living to do. When it comes to hearing God’s voice and responding to His promptings in daily life and ministry, may we be quick to identify His voice and leading.

TODAY: TAKE ANOTHER LOOK… at what we believe.