After Jesus’ crucifixion, his disciples were left in a state of shock and despair. But, on the third day after his death, he rose from the dead, and appeared to them. But where did Jesus appear to his disciples after his resurrection?
Appearances of Jesus After His Resurrection
According to the Bible, Jesus appeared to his disciples in several places after his resurrection. Let’s take a look at them:
1. The Upper Room
On the evening of the Resurrection Day, two of Jesus’ disciples were walking towards a village called Emmaus when they encountered a stranger who they did not recognize. This stranger was none other than Jesus himself. After talking with them for a while, he revealed himself to them as the risen Lord.
When the two returned to Jerusalem and told the eleven remaining apostles about their encounter with Jesus, he suddenly appeared among them in the upper room where they were staying. He showed them his hands and feet and ate with them.
2. The Sea of Galilee
In John 21:1-14, it is written that seven of Jesus’ disciples went fishing on the Sea of Galilee after his resurrection. However, they caught nothing all night until a man on shore told them to cast their net on the right side of their boat. When they finally did so, they caught so many fish that they could not haul in their nets.
The disciple whom Jesus loved recognized him on shore and Peter jumped into the water to swim towards him. When they reached shore, Jesus cooked them breakfast.
3. A Mountain in Galilee
In Matthew 28:16-20, it is written that before ascending into heaven, Jesus met with his disciples on a mountain in Galilee that he had designated for this purpose.
There he gave them the Great Commission, instructing them to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus’ appearances to his disciples after his resurrection were significant for many reasons. They gave his followers the assurance that he had truly risen from the dead and that they could believe in him as their Lord and Savior.
Through these appearances, Jesus also commissioned his disciples to continue spreading his message of love and salvation to all people. Today, we can take inspiration from their faith and dedication to continue sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others.