In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:5-8
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:30,31 NIV
This is the day that many will celebrate The Resurrection of Jesus Christ–but will the same people remember His Words?
In so many situations, Jesus reminded His disciples of God’s Word, told them who He was, warned them of things to come, performed miracles in their presence and yet they still did not fully believe or understand that the man–Jesus–was also God in the flesh.
After He arose and appeared before them, their physical eyes did not recognize Him and He again reminded them what was said through Moses and the prophets regarding His coming and all that He must suffer. It wasn’t until after He broke bread with them–using the same words as He had during their last meal–that their spiritual eyes were opened and He disappeared. They finally understood.
Those of us living today for the last two thousand years or more–have had access to the Written Word–of The Law and The Fulfilled Promise under Grace. We have the history of Jesus’ time on earth as He taught and healed, was betrayed, arrested, beaten, crucified, died, buried and rose again--but do we yet remember His Words?
Do we remember that He said, He had come to fulfill the law?
Do we remember that He said, We are to love God with all our hearts, soul, and mind, and to love one another was we love self?
Do we remember that He said, No man can come to the Father without coming through Him?
Do we remember that He said, “Go out into all the world and preach The Gospel?”
Do we remember the prayer HE prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, “I’m praying just for these with me, but for all who will believe on me through them?”
Do we remember that He came because of Love and hung on that cross when we He could have come down, but Love kept Him on course–to finish the task and it is He who said, “It is finished?”
If we remember His Words and remember that He spoke as The Father spoke to Him and through Him, why do we live as though we are still waiting for a Savior to appear?
We have a Savior and His name is Jesus Christ! There is no other name by which any can be saved other than His. If we lived our lives–with the evidence of our remembering His Words–there would not be so much violence and hatred and peace would rule all over the world.
Now–Do we remember His Words? If not, let’s get busy–studying The Word and living The Word so all will know–we remember!