No Nonsense (12 Apr 2023)

No Nonsense (12 Apr 2023)

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the
others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James and the others with them
who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed
to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the
strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
Luke 24:9-12

“Nonsense.” That’s what the apostles thought. They couldn’t believe the testimony of the women
who had been to Jesus’ tomb. The stone rolled away. The tomb empty. An angel proclaiming Jesus
has risen. Utter nonsense! The evidence, however, told a different story. Eventually, every detail
Peter saw at the tomb supported the women’s earlier witness.

“Nonsense.” That’s what many people today say about the resurrection of Jesus. How could anyone
be so foolish as to believe such a thing? It’s a fabrication. It’s a collection of exaggerations. It’s pure
fiction. Nothing like this could ever happen. Still, the facts prove otherwise.

The facts are clear, and they are the foundation for the Christian faith. Jesus rose from the dead. The
testimony of the Bible proves it. The eye-witness accounts of more than 500 people prove it. The
consistency of the historical account proves it. The change brought about in the lives of Christians
proves it.

The resurrection of Jesus is hardly nonsense. It is the most powerful and important truth ever!

Prayer:
Dearest Jesus, my ever-living Savior, fill me with the confidence I need to trust in your resurrection.
When my mind would lead me to uncertainty and doubt, fill my heart with the peace that you have
secured. Amen.