Read Matthew 28
Reading Matthew 28, I couldn’t help but compare to events that are happening today. When the guards went and told the chief priests that Jesus had risen from the dead, they actually paid the guards money and told them to keep quiet about what had happened and to tell the people that his body had been stolen. The fact that people want to shush Jesus’ existence, His glory, His power, and His word, was so real; and is still so real today. Being a Christian, I have faced many discriminations, and have even been told, “You can’t talk about Jesus or Christianity here…” In this world, there have been so many rules and barriers in sub-cultures and community groups, and the works of Jesus Christ is not a topic that people want to always hear about. This saddens me. I believe that the truth about Christ sometimes scares people. It scares them because “if He really is real”, then this takes away the ‘power’ that people strive for here on earth. Some do not want to believe that there is something more powerful than them. These false ‘idols’ of our world (government, false prophets, media ‘gods’, etc.) will lose their power and control over others if everyone came to truly believe in Christ our Savior. We should continue to pray for those who believe they are actually in control. Pray for them to find Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Savior. His works are real! Rising from the dead was only one of many miracles that God has done, and there are so many more to come. Jesus gave specific instructions to us before returning to the heavens. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” So, let’s spread His word to all the world while we still can!