ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Remembering Jesus After His Resurrection

Updated on April 14, 2020
revmjm profile image

Rev. Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher. She writes many articles that are Bible lessons.

According to the date on the calendar, Easter or Resurrection Sunday is over. However, the events that took place on Good Friday and three days later should be remembered and celebrated all the time.

It is very interesting that many people closest to Jesus did not recognize Him by His physical appearance immediately after His resurrection. It was only after Jesus did something or said something that they eventually recognized Him.

What does Jesus have to do for you to recognize Him today as the same person who was crucified, buried and resurrected from the dead on the third day?

Mary Magdalene thinking Jesus was a gardener
Mary Magdalene thinking Jesus was a gardener | Source

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene was a close friend of Jesus. She was indebted to Him after He delivered her of seven demons. She supported Him financially in His ministry and traveled with Him after that. Whenever the women are listed in the Bible, Mary the mother of Jesus is always listed first, and Mary Magdalene's name is listed next. If Mary, the mother of Jesus was not in the group, then Mary Magdalene's name comes first.

All four of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John mentioned Mary Magdalene. In fact, she is mentioned 12 times, more than some of Jesus' own disciples. Mary Magdalene was a witness to Jesus' crucifixion and burial. She was the first to see Him after His resurrection.

After Jesus was crucified, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb to put spices on His body. When she discovered that His body was no longer in the tomb, she wept because she thought someone had stolen His body and she didn't know where it was.

Then she saw Jesus, but she thought he was the gardener because He was in a garden (John 20:11-18). She still did not recognize it was Jesus even when they had a brief conversation. She recognized Him only when He called her name (John 20:16).

Jesus' Own Disciples

Jesus' own disciples who had walked with Him for three years before His death had difficulty recognizing Jesus after His resurrection when He appeared before them in a locked room (John 20:26-29).

Another time, Jesus appeared before the disciples when they were fishing, but they did not recognize Him at first. They thought He was just a stranger on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Even when He called out to them, they didn't realize it was the man they had followed (John 21:1-13).

The disciples had caught no fish until Jesus told them to cast their net on the right side of the boat. John recognized Jesus and told Peter who the man was. By the time the fishermen returned to the shore, Jesus had made a fire to cook the fish they had caught. Because they had followed Jesus' instruction, they caught 153 fish. That was more fish than they had ever caught before.

When Jesus took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish, all the disciples knew for sure that the man having breakfast with them on the shore was Jesus who had broken bread with them before.

Doubting Thomas touching Jesus' wounds
Doubting Thomas touching Jesus' wounds | Source

Doubting Thomas

It was eight days after Jesus' resurrection and Thomas still doubted that Jesus had been raised from the dead. When a man came through a locked door and stood before the disciples, Thomas still doubted that He was really the resurrected Lord. Instead, Thomas thought He was a ghost.

Jesus proved to Thomas who He was by showing him the wounds He had received when He was crucified on the cross (John 20:26-29). He told Thomas to put his finger in the nail prints in His hands and put his hand into the hole in His side. After Thomas had done as he was instructed, he answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my God." It was an indication that Thomas knew Jesus was not a ghost. Thomas had seen and touched and now he believed. Jesus said, "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Two disciples with Jesus on road to Emmaus
Two disciples with Jesus on road to Emmaus | Source

Two People on the Road to Emmaus

A disciple named Cleopas and an unnamed disciple were walking away from Jerusalem and going toward Emmaus when a stranger began walking with them. They were sad as they told the man all about the crucifixion that had just taken place. They thought it was strange that the man had not heard what had happened.

The disciples on the road to Emmaus did not realize they were talking to Jesus. They recognized Him only after they invited Him into their house and Jesus broke bread at the table (Luke 24:13-35).

Life Application

Today, Jesus is not going to appear before us in a garden as a gardener. He is not going to teach us to fish from a boat. Jesus doesn't have to tell us to touch the nail prints in His hands and feet. Neither does Jesus need to have a conversation with us on the Emmaus Road for us to know who He is.

According to 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” According to 1 Corinthians 15:45, Jesus is “a quickening spirit.” Jesus is no longer an earthly man. He is now a spirit being.

We should remember Jesus' resurrection long after the event was over because our salvation is based not on the fact that He was crucified but on the fact that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9).


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for reminding us of the appearances after the resurrection. I like the life applications.

    • Cheryl E Preston profile image

      Cheryl E Preston 

      2 months ago from Roanoke

      It’s a shame people forget so quickly. My views were cut in half by Tuesday and keep dropping on resurrection stories.

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 months ago from Richmond, VA

      Tim, I can always depend on you to say something positive. Thanks again for reading and for sharing your comments.

      I am staying safe. You do the same. Blessings!

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Beautiful work. I loved it. It's Christmas and Easter every day in my heart, Margaret. It's great to see Eric's comment. You two are some of my favorite authors on living a life filled with the love of God and humankind. Please, stay safe and God bless you.

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      3 months ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks, Eric, for reading my article and for the wonderful compliment. I love reading, studying and teaching the Bible. It has become my life's work.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderfully done. I really enjoyed this. Truly you are a Biblical Scholar. I often think about Mary and the "gardener", yes we are to be fishers of men, but we also must tend the soil where others my grow in Christ.

    • Cheryl E Preston profile image

      Cheryl E Preston 

      3 months ago from Roanoke

      I agree whole heartedly


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)