For us as Christians, The resurrection of Jesus Christ has a very deep meaning. It is a greatest gift in the human history. This time I tried to depict the meaning of Jesus’ resurrection from another side. I and my husband focused our attention to the seven words after He was raised. However, need to know that this post is not a Bible study or commentary. This posts just our thought. So later on when read this post you may found any mistake or miss interpretation, please feel free to give us comment, suggestion or critic. This post is based on John 20: 15-29. We are not saying that these are first saying but I prefer called it as seven important words after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
First words: “Woman” He said “Why you crying?” (John 20:15)
We spent much time to ponder this word. Crying! In life, crying is a life reality. Crying is something which becomes a part of our lives. There is a time when we have to cry for some reason. Jesus’ resurrection is not wiping our tears but He is the answer of every reason for our tears. God has not promised that there is no more rain, but God promised that there is always rainbow after the rain. God has not promised that there is no more tear, but God promises that tears of grief will turn to tears of joy! God has not promised that the sky will always clear, but He promises that in the midst of the dark cloud, God still be there for His children. And one day God promised that: ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”(Revelation 21:4) This time, if we are currently in a difficult situation, have much life’ pressure, our life is so dark, and so many tears, remember that God always be with us. God always be there for us.
The second: “Maria…” (Verse 16)
Here we know something that Jesus recognized the woman as Mary, one of His disciples. This show us that God really know very well every His disciples personally. It means He also knows very well each of our problem. He knows our difficulties and struggling. He appreciates each of us. People will feel much appreciated if his name is always remembered. Jesus did it. Not just to Mary but even to each of His disciples. Further, Jesus care to each of us as His children. In everyday lives, we often just remember to those people who we really care. But Jesus always cares to everyone who believes Him no matter who they are. He teaches us to always put awareness to everyone. Not only to those people who are very close to us.
The third: “…Go instead to my brothers and tell them…..” (Verse 17)
Jesus told to Mary to go to proclaim the news of His resurrection to His brethren. Why the Jesus’ resurrection should to proclaim? Because it news gives a joy. The death of Jesus on the Cross makes the disciples very sad and devastated. And only His resurrections who can make them rejoice again. This means that Easter is Joyful news because our Savior has triumphed over power of death. Moreover, the news gives a strength and courage. Jesus’ disciples become weak and fear after Jesus death and they stay in hidden place. The news of Jesus’ resurrection makes them found new courage and strength to keep running life, because they know that Jesus always be with. Hope! Jesus arose with bring a hope. The Death of Jesus made the disciples scattered because they lost hope for the future. Therefore, Jesus’ resurrection reunites his disciples in Jerusalem, and gave them hope for a better future. My dear friends, if we now lose of hope, please remember In God we always have a hope. We don’t need to worry of our future because even though our path is so dark, there is always a light of hope.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.(Romans 15:13)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Fourth: “Peace be with you” (Verse 19&21)
Jesus’ resurrection has a meaning that He rose bring peace to His people. We are as believers should have peace because: Our sins have been forgiven, death and Satan has been defeated, and by His wound we are healed. In this hard life, our life is very close with fear and worry which become from the problem and trials that we face. And it all make us don’t have peace. Remember this point: The resurrection of Jesus Christ bring peace to us. Though our live is so hard, there is no reason to us to do not have peace because God has promise to us:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Fifth: “As the Father has sent me. I am sending you (verse 21b).
We thought this point is a most important thing in Christian life. Deputation! Call to serve others. After Jesus arose, He will ascend to the Heaven. It means it is our turn to continue His works in this world. There are three kind of calling that should be done. The first is Evangelism. Call to become a fisher. Church and we are as congregation should to proclaim God’s word bravely to over the world. Bring the lost to know and accept God as a personal savior.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
The second is communion/ fellowship (Koinonia in Greek). This is a calling to fellowship with others in the church. Through fellowship our Christian life and faith will grow up and we can encourage each other. It is written in Hebrew 10:25,
Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
We are also the God’s citizen.
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, (Ephesians 2:19)
And even though we are many and different but we are the one body.
So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:5)
The third is deacon (Diaconia). As Christians we also called to help the poor or those people in need. This is not just implemented with pray for them but even implemented with our deeds by donate them. We should learn from Macedonian churches who willing to gave much as they were able.
And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, (2 Corinthians 8: 1-3)
If they are in the midst of trial be able to give, why we are that probably in sufficient not to do the same thing. Besides we give an offertory and the tithe, there is no harm to give to people in need such as beggars or the poor.
Sixth: “….and be not faithless, but believing” (verse 27)
This saying is Jesus’ proving to Thomas who doubt and do not believe in His resurrection. Not only to Thomas but to the many people who doubting the fact that Jesus has risen. Here, we learn not to be skeptic like Thomas. Do not miss an important moment to believe. Even in the worst circumstances, when we do not understand God’s purpose, choose to continue to believe. Nothing is impossible for those who believe in Him.
Seventh:”…Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (Verse 29b)
This last saying is talk about something that becomes a foundation in Christian lives. Here we talk about Faith. Relating to Thomas case, Jesus does not rebuke him because he doesn’t believe. Jesus pleased eventually Thomas believes that He arose. It is good our faith grows because we see something miracle happens. But actually, it would be even better if our faith grows by believing something that not seen. My dear friends, in daily lives, how many times we behave like Thomas? We are so hard to believe in something that we do not see. We tend to find out the proof before we believe. One thing to be remembered is we are saved not by works but by faith.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
And as the righteousness we should living by faith and also not by what we see.
, Just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17)
For we live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
In this part, let’s ponder together one thing, how healthy and strong our faith today? How far we are confident and believe in the fulfillment of God’s promises.
Through Jesus’ resurrection: We are saved, give us new peace, strength and hope, give us responsibility to proclaim the Gospel, build and maintain fellowship with others, caring to those people who need our hand, and eventually, Jesus’ resurrection teach us to always maintain our faith to trust in God’s will and plan for our life. Dear all beloved friends, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a greatest gift in the human history. Happy Easter! God bless you abundantly. Amen.
Karina & Kevin – Living by Faith
Photo credit: beencreekbaptist.org
Wow – this is great Karina and Kevin. Bless you on this Resurrection Day, and thanks for this wonderful view of our resurrected Lord.
Thank you so much for taking time to read and commenting my post 🙂 I really appreciate it..Have a blessed Easter day as well to you. Blessings.
Karina, thank you for this. The Resurrection is The Day of them all that give us life and hope. Happy Easter!!!!
You are welcome, dear Levi. Thank you for reading and commenting my post. Have a blessed sunday.
A very beautiful and heart felt post, Karina. May you have a very blessed Resurrection Sunday, and may His presence fill you always with His Joy.
Thank you son much. Have a blessed resurrection day too. Thank you for your comment 🙂
Dear Brother in Christ, Jim
Thank you so much for your comment. Happy Easter! Have a blessed Resurrection Day too 🙂
Hi Karina and Kevin
This is such a powerful post from the both of you. I got so much from it! I needed it! Thank you for the blessing you both are….God bless you and have a Happy Easter.
Thank ypu so much for your comment. .Happy Easter to you too 🙂 Blessings.
Thank you for this wonderful post Karina!
Dear Grandma, Elaine. .
You are welcome. Thank you very much for your kind comment. Have a blessed day, Grandma.
Wow, thank you Karina and Kevin, this is a powerful teaching on the resurrection! May the Lord bless His word. Remain blessed as always! Happy Easter! 🙂
Dear sister Shade
You are welcome sis. Thank you for your lovely comment. Happy Easter to you too, sis. Blessings 🙂
A fine and wonderful post, Karina. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts on the resurrection of Christ! 🙂
You are welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting my post. Happy Easter to you:)
Love how you broke it down. Keep pressing the good words. vw
Thank you so much 🙂 Happy Easter and blessings to you.
God bless. vw
Also in Thomas’ defense, Christ realizes he is human– as we all are– and the reaction of “seeing is believing” is sometimes a slight barrier to true faith. After all, the Resurrection is an incredible feat rivaling “scientific” laws. Thank goodness (and God) for faith. Peace.
Thank you so much for your great comment. I really appreciate it. Blessings.
Beautiful and thoughtful post as always Karina. And I LOVE the pic at the top. 🙂
Thank you so much for your comment 🙂 Blessing on your day..
My sister Karina, so beautifully written and shared…the message in your words always radiantly shines! God bless you and your family always….have a wonderful weekend!
Dear brother In Christ,Wendell
Thank you so much for your very kind comment. God bless you abundantly too. Have a great weekend.
Beautiful post Karina. You have explored these words well and given us additional meaning. Thank you.
You are welcome, sis. Thank you so much for reading and commenting my post. God bless you abundantly 🙂
To wrote this post need very well understanding The Word of God, and it was not easy. But you did it very well. It is amazing to know every word Jesus said always relevant with our lives. Great…
Dear sis Sella.
Thank you so much for your kind compliment 🙂 Have a great evening.
Incredible one. Thanks and regards.
You are welcome 🙂 Thank you for reading my post. Blessings.
It was my pleasure reading and enhancing my knowledge.
“Woman” He said “Why you crying?” (John 20:15) – Karina, this is more than a commentary. I have always been moved so much by Jesus question. Maria is a picture of the Church of Jesus Christ…she is unaware of what has transpired through the death of her Master. She was not aware that, on that glorious Resurrection morning, her mourning has been turned into dancing and she has been born from innocence. She has forgotten what her Master told them prior to His death…the price was no paid in full. She was now accepted and dearly loved with affection, irrespective of her works. Can I say that the Church has been crying for centuries, standing on the grounds of resurrection and life? May our Masters question arrest our heart to be curious in our spirit to capture the realities of the new life which fills our mouth with songs and our heart with great joy.
What a valuable explanation. Your comment means a lot to me. I Got important and valuable lesson here. Many,many thanks to you 🙂 Blessings.
Kevin and Karina, what a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing the gospel message. God bless you!
Dear sis Terese
You are welcome. Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 Blessings.
That was a beautiful post. So often week look toward the crucifixion but fail to focus as much on what Jesus said after the resurrection. What a lovely perspective you have shown here. Lilka
Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I really appreciate it. Many love and blessings.
Thank you for this different view. We hear so much about “the seven words on the Cross.” These “seven words after the Cross” are equally blessed, if not moreso. Thanks, again. God’s best to you and Kevin.
You are much welcome 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting my post. Many blessings. .
Hii Karina 🙂 Nice piece you have here. Its being a while. Good to see you again. My new blog is @ http://www.infoplaze.com. It promises to be worth your time as before
Thank you so much for you nice information about your new..soon I will visit. Blessings.
I will be looking forward to having around Karina. God bless you too 🙂
A wonderful message Karina and very True, we see much suffering in life but we live by Faith, we know that God is Love and does not cause us to suffer.
When I was going through some very bad Storms in my life and suffering greatly and also feeling very lost and alone, God gave me the Scriptures below, I have often shared them knowing they are for all His Children, as you said Karina and it is confirmed in the Scriptures, we never go through anything alone, He is always with us. Jesus carries us in the Storms,, giving us strength to endure.
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of men.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne.
Thank you so much for your comment and for the bible verses. That was very good for my contemplation 🙂 have a blessed evening.
Karina, this is a beautiful piece, so simple, but so powerful. You truly blessed my heart with your words. God bless you my sister in Christ.
Dear sis Beth
Thank you so much for taking time to read my post. This was such an honor for me. Many blessings to you.
An excellent post…
Dear True Light,
Thank you very much. It was so lovely you read my earlier post 🙂 Many blessings to you.
You speak the truth in Godly love, so far as I can tell. May we all strive to do the same. May God’s love be with those who speak His truth, and those who hear it!
Thank you very much for your encouraging comment. This was so precious 🙂 love in Christ and blessings to you.
We who labor for the Lord are to be encouraged by our fellow workers, as God encourages us!
One of my favorite posts! The resurrection of Christ is the cornerstone of our Christian faith. Lots of good scriptures too. Good job on this!
Thank you very much for once again read my post 🙂 God bless and happy weekend.
I love reading your posts, and you guest posts too. I know you are a very busy young lady with your family, work, and all. I appreciate your time to read my blog too, sis!
You take care and enjoy your evening and day tomorrow…
Bro. Steve 🙂
well done, thanks for posting!
Thank you very much..God bless.
Keep the good work going, Karina, and thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a blessed day.
Thank you so much 🙂 God bless.
A powerful message. ❤
Thank you very much,dear sister Anna. God Bless..
Your posts are always profound and far reaching, Karina. Not only do they cover a good deal of ground. You think deeply about Scripture, and God’s purpose for our lives.
Your sister Anna ❤
Dear, sister Anna
Thank you very much for always giving me a lovely comment on my posts. It’s really encourage me, sister. Thank you. God Bless and have a blessed new week.
” the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest gift in human history” 🙂
yes, indeed.. Thank you very much for reading and commenting my post. God Bless..
Excellent! Good thoughts on the meaning of Jesus’ resurrection. Your blog is a blessing. Be blessed.
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. God Bless you too. Have a wonderful weekend.
HAVE APPRECIATED YOUR READING MY BLOGS. WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE UNIQUE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING: “LAST SEVEN” POST-EASTER WORDS OF JESUS. WHICH ALLOW US TO SEE INTO THE HEART OF OUR RESURRECTED LORD BEFORE HIS ASCENSION, AND SINCE SEVEN SYMBOLIZES COMPLETION THAT SAYS IT ALL.
Dear, Pastor Bob
Thank you very much for taking your time to read my old post. Also thank you for your lovely comment. I really appreciate it. God Bless.
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Dear, sister in Christ Julie..
Thank you very much for reblogg my old post to your blog. It was a great honor to me. Thank you. Keep safe and healthy. God Bless
You are welcome it is a wonderful post
This is awesome. I’ve been reading it but not put in this way. So, it’ll be one to treasure!
Blessings to you!
Thank you very much for reading my old post. Thank you very much for your warm and lovely response. Keep safe and healthy. Stayhome. God Bless.
Thanks for sharing, think that would make a great sermon!
Your are welcome.. Thank you very much for visiting and reading my old post. Thank you. Keep safe and healthy. God Bless
Wonderful post. May God continue to inspire you.
Thank you very much, sister in Christ Marianne. Thank you for reading my old post., Stay safe and healthy. God Bless
Such an uplifting post, Karina! ❤
Dear, Sister Anna
Once again thank you very much, sister. Thank you for always come to my blog posts. Stay safe and healthy. God Bless
Thanks for your like of my post, “Salvation In Christ – The Book Of John – 1:14 – 26 A.D.” you are very kind.
Karina, How I enjoyed this insight to the Seven Words after Jesus’ Resurrection. In our world today, it is so important the believers in Christ need to come together to encourage one another and saturate ourselves in His word. We are victorious in Him. We have read the end of the book, and this world passes away and we win with Christ. I pray that you and Kevin continue to walk in the goodness and blessings that God has planned for you until He comes.
Dear, sister in Christ, Sue
What a great honor you put a wonderful response on my old post. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much for your insightful comment also thank you so much for your prayer. Thank you and God Bless.
My dear karina & kelvin
God bless you
Hello there. Thank you very much for your lovely comment, also thank you for visiting and reading my old post. I really appreciate it. God Bless🙏