April 10, 2023


Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day … that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time.”—1 Corinthians 15:4–6 NASB

No one seemed to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead—not even His mother or brothers. Even His disciples seemed to have forgotten that, at least five times, He said He would rise from the dead. When Mary Magdalene and other women came to His tomb, they came to anoint His dead body. But not only had Jesus told them He would be crucified and rise again on the third day, He also told them where to meet Him after the resurrection!

What changed their minds to believe? Simply this: They became eyewitnesses to the resurrection! They saw Him, talked with Him, and even touched His nail-scarred body. At one point, the resurrected Christ appeared to more than 500 people.

These eyewitness experiences convinced them that Jesus had risen! They knew what was true, and the truth radically transformed their lives!

We can read these accounts and know that Jesus rose from the dead! But the greatest proof comes to those who have a personal relationship with Jesus, who have experienced the power of His resurrection, and who know the risen Savior.

How real is Jesus to you? Are you sure He rose from the dead? If the resurrection is real to you, you are an eyewitness. What a joy to share that truth with others! The proof? It is what He has done for you and what you know. Commit yourself to spread this Good News.

Reflection Question: How has Jesus’ resurrection changed your life?

Father, thank You that Jesus rose from the dead. May others see the proof of His resurrection through my changed life. In His name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 15