But what happened next?
Discover five things Jesus did after His resurrection—and what they mean for us today:
1. Jesus showed up.
Jesus spent 40 days on earth after His resurrection. During this time, He eased His followers’ doubts and gave them direction for the future.
Jesus didn’t shout His love from heaven. He showed His love on earth. Today He does the same, by bending low to hear our cries and heal our hearts.
2. Jesus modeled community.
Jesus was never too busy to stop and show He cared. As His followers, we’re called to intentionally serve people in our families, workplaces, and cities.
3. Jesus comforted the broken.
When Jesus came back, He wasn’t frustrated that His disciples hadn’t understood His plan. He met them in their uncertainty and fear instead.
Today, our Savior still has grace for our questions and confusion. He still draws near when our hearts are broken.
4. Jesus redeemed mistakes.
Even though Peter stumbled in his faith, it didn’t cancel his identity in Christ.
In the same way, we can trust that God’s power is made perfect in our weakness.
5. Jesus instructed and empowered.
With these instructions, we’re called to live every day with intentionality, looking for opportunities to share the Gospel.
It’s our job to show people what it means to know God and to make Him known.
Easter might be over, but what it means for us matters all year long.
Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we’re able to access God’s grace, presence, and reassurance like never before.