During this busy season of spring break and Easter vacation planning, let’s take a pause and focus on the true Easter story.
I believe you will be uplifted by the events following the crucifixion.
But, most importantly, God will be uplifted too!
The Celebration of Easter
Many people celebrate the Easter holiday by traveling or hunting eggs, spending time with family, etc.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this — if we continue to focus on the real reason.
Mary Magdalene experienced the true Easter story when she saw the risen Christ in the tomb.
In this Bible passage, Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene, a woman who reports back to the disciples what she has witnessed.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene – Easter Story
“Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons.
She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping.
And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they refused to believe it.” – Mark 16:9-11
Mary Magdalene sees the Crucified Christ
Some Bible scholars believe that the “seven demons” Jesus drove from Mary Magdalene in Luke 8:2 may have been some form of mental illness.
Credibility of the Report
First, think of how difficult it would be for us to believe that a person had come back from the dead, even if it was told to us by a reliable witness!
Mary Magdalene, who may not have been all that credible, was telling a story which could have been shrugged off by the disciples as a figment of her imagination.
Our Belief in Christ
In present day, even with the Holy Scripture quoted by multiple witnesses, we sometimes have trouble believing.
We all face doubt at times in our lives. But fortunately, we can turn to faith.
In John 20:29, we read…
“Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you now believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”
So, let faith lead your heart and your mind.
A little faith, along with the Holy Spirit leading you, trusting in Christ is not as difficult as you once thought.
We all stumble and doubt. Thankfully, God is waiting to pick us up again — and again!
Isn’t He wonderful?
Love in Christ
If you have never made the commitment to receive the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to look at the verse, John 3:16.