After His Resurrection, the first words that Jesus spoke have been a subject of much speculation and debate. While the Bible does not offer a clear answer, it does provide us with some clues. Let’s take a closer look at what we know about this important moment in Christian history.
The Empty Tomb
The story of Jesus’ Resurrection begins with the discovery of the empty tomb. According to the Gospel of Mark, Mary Magdalene and two other women went to the tomb early on Sunday morning to anoint Jesus’ body with spices. When they arrived, they found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance and the tomb was empty.
“Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead? “
Luke’s Gospel tells us that when Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary (the mother of James) went to the tomb, they found it empty. Suddenly, two men in dazzling clothes appeared before them.
The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. But then one of the men said to them: “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!”
“Peace Be With You”
In John’s Gospel, we read that after His Resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples while they were hiding behind locked doors for fear of being arrested by Roman authorities. When He appeared to them, Jesus said: “Peace be with you!” This phrase became a common greeting among early Christians.
The Great Commission
Matthew’s Gospel tells us that after His Resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples on a mountain in Galilee. There He gave them what is now known as The Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
While we may never know for sure what the first words Jesus spoke after His Resurrection were, the Bible provides us with important clues. From the angel’s message to the women at the tomb to Jesus’ appearance to His disciples and The Great Commission, these events tell us that Jesus’ Resurrection was a pivotal moment in Christian history. It is a reminder of the power of God’s love and the hope that we have in Christ.