Luke 24:41-43. “They still couldn’t believe what they were seeing. It was too much; it seemed too good to be true. He asked, “Do you have any food here?” They gave him a piece of leftover fish they had cooked. He took it and ate it right before their eyes.”
They say seeing is believing but Christ says blessed are those who believe without seeing. (John 20:29). When faced with the risen Lord the disciples were overwhelmed and could not believe what the Lord had done. And then Jesus went ahead and dazzled them some more by asking for and eating food.
Christ is indeed alive! Now if the resurrection is real then so are the promises of grace.
The remission of sins is ours!
Eternal life is ours!
Victory over death is ours!
The provision of needs is ours!
Protection from overwhelming temptation is ours!
God’s sufficient grace is ours!
All things shall work for our good!
If it is so easy for us to believe a 419 scam why do we struggle to take God at His word? He has already proven the truth of His promise through the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. What is there that He cannot do?
Albert Camus, the French existentialist atheist novelist, has his hero in The Plague say at one point: “Salvation is much too big a word for me. I don’t aim so high.” But it is not too high or wonderful for Jesus! The good news of eternal resurrection life in Jesus is not too good to be true. Our Lord Himself says: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (vv. 25–26).
Do you believe God’s promises or are they too good to be true for you?
Dear Lord, Whenever I’m in doubt direct my to Your word and remind of Calvary’s truth. In Jesus name I pray. Amen