What Event Happened After Jesus Resurrection?

After Jesus’ crucifixion, his followers were devastated and feared for their own safety. However, their grief was short-lived as Jesus’ resurrection brought hope and renewed faith in their hearts.

But what happened after Jesus’ resurrection? Let’s explore.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

On the day of the resurrection, Mary Magdalene went to visit Jesus’ tomb but found it empty. She wept outside the tomb and saw two angels who asked her why she was crying. She replied that someone had taken away her Lord’s body.

Suddenly, she turned around and saw a man whom she thought was the gardener. It was actually Jesus himself, but she did not recognize him at first. When he spoke her name, she realized who he was and fell at his feet to worship him.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

After appearing to Mary Magdalene, Jesus appeared to his disciples in a locked room where they were hiding for fear of being arrested by the authorities. He showed them his hands and feet that still bore the marks of crucifixion and ate food with them to prove that he was not a ghost or a spirit.

Thomas Doubts

One of the disciples named Thomas was not present when Jesus appeared to them and when they told him about it, he refused to believe until he saw Jesus for himself. A week later when Jesus appeared again, Thomas saw his wounds and believed that he had risen from the dead.

Jesus Ascends into Heaven

After spending forty days with his disciples teaching them about God’s kingdom, Jesus led them out of Jerusalem to Bethany where he blessed them and ascended into heaven before their eyes.

The Holy Spirit Descends

Ten days after Jesus’ ascension into heaven, on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples, empowering them to be bold witnesses for Jesus and to spread his message throughout the world.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Jesus’ resurrection was not the end but just the beginning of a new chapter in human history. His appearances to his disciples and ascension into heaven gave them hope and courage to continue his mission of spreading God’s love and salvation to all people. The Holy Spirit’s empowerment enabled them to fulfill this mission and we are still beneficiaries of their faithful witness today.