Just a quick post before I get to go to church.
I often think of the story in Luke where Christ’s followers went to the tomb carrying oils and spices. These items were used in burial services for the dead. Simple enough to understand if these same followers had no knowledge that Jesus would rise from the grave, the interesting thing is that they DID know he was to rise from the grave and it was in unbelief that they sought to attend his body. To me this is a wonderful hope for those who struggle with doubts about Jesus. If the people who witnessed His miracles in the flesh had a hard time believing in his resurrection, how much harder would it be for people 2000 years later? To me it shows us that God understands our fallibility perfectly, I mean he had stationed an angel in the tomb to wait for the mourners! If they were loved and saved in their imperfect belief how much more grace will God provide to us? I struggled with doubts for many years, but upon reading and understanding this story I felt freed. It is ok to question and seek, in fact I think it is encouraged. God wants Hot or Cold in our feelings towards Him, and research and questioning is the only way to learn. I just would like to thank God publicly for the life and death and resurrection of His son, so that I may be freed from the bondage of sin and saved unto eternal life! HOW COOL IS THAT?