“In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” Luke 24:22-24
Amazing things were happening!
So why were these two walking away from all the action?
Reports of an angel visitation, a missing dead body and rumors that Jesus was alive? All that wasn’t enough to keep them from leaving town? It’s true – all of their information was second-hand. Somebody else saw the empty tomb and somebody else witnessed the heavenly hosts.
Why didn’t they go check it out for themselves?
Did they disregard the eye-witness accounts because of the sources? The women were pretty emotional and the word “amazed” implies they thought the women were insane. Peter was known to be impulsive. Besides, all Peter and John saw was an empty tomb, not Jesus Himself.
Was it just too hard to believe?
Sometimes it’s easier to walk away from other people’s amazing stories.
It feels safer to stay a little distant from the hoopla.
What these two didn’t know
was that their own amazing story
was transpiring with every step.
Everyone who walks with Jesus
has a story that’s unfolding,
whether we see it or not.