After Jesus’ crucifixion, his followers were left in grief and despair. However, their hope was restored when they discovered that he had risen from the dead.
But how long did Jesus stay around after his resurrection? Let’s dive into the scriptures to explore this question.
The Resurrection of Jesus
The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most significant events in Christianity. According to the Bible, after his crucifixion and death, Jesus was buried in a tomb.
However, on the third day, he rose from the dead. This event is celebrated as Easter by Christians worldwide.
Jesus’ Appearances After His Resurrection
Following his resurrection, Jesus appeared to several people over a period of forty days. The Bible records at least ten appearances made by Jesus during this time.
Some of these appearances include:
- Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene at the tomb (John 20:11-18)
- Jesus appeared to Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32)
- Jesus appeared to Peter (Luke 24:34)
- Jesus appeared to the disciples without Thomas present (John 20:19-23)
- Jesus appeared to Thomas and the other disciples (John 20:26-29)
The Ascension of Jesus
After spending forty days with his followers, Jesus ascended into heaven. The Bible says that he was taken up into heaven while his disciples watched (Acts 1:9-11).
In conclusion, according to the Bible, Jesus stayed around for forty days after his resurrection before ascending into heaven. During this time, he made several appearances to his followers, giving them hope and proof of his resurrection. As Christians, we celebrate this event every year on Easter Sunday as a reminder of the hope that we have in Jesus Christ.